Diagnostic validity of ultrasonography in evaluation of pulmonary thromboembolism

  title={Diagnostic validity of ultrasonography in evaluation of pulmonary thromboembolism},
  author={Alireza Abootalebi and Keihan Golshani and Mehdi Karami and Babak Masoumi and Maryam Aliasgharlou},
  booktitle={Advanced biomedical research},
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) remains difficult due to its nonspecific symptoms and signs. Therefore, many patients die undiagnosed or untreated. We decided to study the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study, 77 patients with clinically suspected PE in the emergency department of Isfahan Al-Zahra Hospital were enrolled from September 2011 to September 2012. At… CONTINUE READING
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