Prognostic models for selecting patients with acute pulmonary embolism for initial outpatient therapy.

@article{Jimnez2008PrognosticMF,
  title={Prognostic models for selecting patients with acute pulmonary embolism for initial outpatient therapy.},
  author={David Jim{\'e}nez and Roger D. Yusen},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={414-21}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This paper reviews recently described prognostic prediction rules (the Geneva score, the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index, the Spanish score, the Davies criteria, and the HOme Management Exclusion criteria) for patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism, and discusses their usefulness in decision-making regarding the appropriate initial therapy and treatment setting. RECENT FINDINGS A recently published external validation study directly compared the Pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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