Measurement of D-dimer in plasma as diagnostic aid in suspected pulmonary embolism.

@article{Bounameaux1991MeasurementOD,
  title={Measurement of D-dimer in plasma as diagnostic aid in suspected pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Henri Bounameaux and P Cirafici and Philippe de Moerloose and Pierre A. Schneider and Daniel Slosman and Guido Reber and P. F. Unger},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1991},
  volume={337 8735},
  pages={196-200}
}
The potential of plasma measurement of D-dimer (DD), a specific derivative of crosslinked fibrin, for diagnosis or exclusion of pulmonary embolism was investigated in a prospective series of 171 consecutive patients who attended an emergency department with suspected pulmonary embolism. The diagnosis was made or excluded by means of a clinical decision-making process which included clinical evaluation, ventilation-perfusion (VQ) lung scan, and, as indicated, pulmonary angiography, venography… CONTINUE READING
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