Excluding Pulmonary Embolism at the Bedside without Diagnostic Imaging: Management of Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Presenting to the Emergency Department by Using a Simple Clinical Model and d-dimer

@article{Wells2001ExcludingPE,
  title={Excluding Pulmonary Embolism at the Bedside without Diagnostic Imaging: Management of Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Presenting to the Emergency Department by Using a Simple Clinical Model and d-dimer},
  author={P. Wells and D. Anderson and M. Rodger and I. Stiell and J. Dreyer and D. Barnes and M. Forgie and G. Kovacs and J. Ward and M. Kovacs},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={135},
  pages={98-107}
}
Pulmonary embolism is a relatively common disease, with an estimated annual incidence in the United States of 23 cases diagnosed per 100 000 persons (1). More than 50% of cases are undiagnosed. Untreated pulmonary embolism has a high mortality, although risk for death is reduced significantly with anticoagulation (2). Because the clinical signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism are not specific, timely diagnostic testing must be done to confirm the diagnosis. Ventilation-perfusion lung… Expand
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