Diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis and alternative diseases in symptomatic outpatients.

@article{Blttler2004DiagnosisOD,
  title={Diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis and alternative diseases in symptomatic outpatients.},
  author={Werner Bl{\"a}ttler and I. Borrajero Martinez and Irene K. Bl{\"a}ttler},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={305-311}
}
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is controversial. Recent studies have suggested that anticoagulant treatment can safely be withheld if the clinical probability is low and the D-dimer concentration in blood is normal. We examined a diagnostic algorithm comparing a score-based, explicit assessment model with our empirical, implicit approach, which was designed to be more sensitive for distal DVT. We further investigated what information would be… CONTINUE READING

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