Management of patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis in the emergency department: combining use of a clinical diagnosis model with D-dimer testing.

@article{Anderson2000ManagementOP,
  title={Management of patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis in the emergency department: combining use of a clinical diagnosis model with D-dimer testing.},
  author={David R Anderson and Philip S Wells and Ian G Stiell and Bonnie Macleod and Maureen Simms and Lisa Gray and Kevin S Robinson and Janis Bormanis and Michael Mitchell and Bernard Lewandowski and Gordon Flowerdew},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={225-30}
}
The management of patients presenting to hospital Emergency Departments with suspected deep vein thrombosis is problematic since urgent diagnostic imaging is at times unavailable. We evaluated the accuracy of a rapidly available D-dimer test and the potential of combining D-dimer testing with an explicit clinical model to improve the management of patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis. Two hundred and fourteen patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis presenting to the Emergency… CONTINUE READING

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