Meta-analysis: outcomes in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism managed with computed tomographic pulmonary angiography.

@article{Moores2004MetaanalysisOI,
  title={Meta-analysis: outcomes in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism managed with computed tomographic pulmonary angiography.},
  author={Lisa K. Moores and William L. Jackson and Andrew F. Shorr and Jeffrey L Jackson},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={141 11},
  pages={866-74}
}
BACKGROUND Spiral computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is increasingly being used in the evaluation of patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). However, CTPA as a definitive diagnostic test may be limited by inadequate sensitivity, especially in instances of isolated subsegmental emboli. PURPOSE To assess the safety of withholding anticoagulation in patients with suspected PE and negative results on CTPA. DATA SOURCES All relevant studies identified in… CONTINUE READING
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