The role of risk factors in delayed diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

@article{Ozsu2011TheRO,
  title={The role of risk factors in delayed diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Savaş Ozsu and Funda Oztuna and Yilmaz Bulbul and Murat Topbas and Tevfik Ozlu and Polat Koşucu and Asiye Ozsu},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={26-32}
}
BACKGROUND Despite diagnostic advances, delays in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) are common. OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between delays in the diagnosis of PE and underlying risk factors for PE. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the records of 408 patients with acute PE. Patients were divided into 2 groups, surgical or medical, based on risk factors leading to the embolism. Analysis involved demographic characteristics of the patients… CONTINUE READING

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