Prevalence and Localization of Pulmonary Embolism in Unexplained Acute Exacerbations of COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis

@article{Aleva2017PrevalenceAL,
  title={Prevalence and Localization of Pulmonary Embolism in Unexplained Acute Exacerbations of COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis},
  author={F. Aleva and Lucas W L M Voets and S. Simons and Q. de Mast and A. J. van der Ven and Y. Heijdra},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2017},
  volume={151},
  pages={544–554}
}
  • F. Aleva, Lucas W L M Voets, +3 authors Y. Heijdra
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Chest
  • BACKGROUND: Patients with COPD experience episodes of increased inflammation, so‐called acute exacerbations of COPD (AE‐COPD). In 30% of AE‐COPD cases, no clear cause is found. Since there is well‐known cross talk between inflammation and thrombosis, the objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence, embolus localization, clinical relevance, and clinical markers of pulmonary embolism (PE) in unexplained AE‐COPD. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using MEDLINE and EMBASE… CONTINUE READING

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