The use of D-dimer testing and Wells score in patients with high probability for acute pulmonary embolism.

@article{Sderberg2009TheUO,
  title={The use of D-dimer testing and Wells score in patients with high probability for acute pulmonary embolism.},
  author={M{\aa}rten S{\"o}derberg and Johan Brohult and Lennart Jorfeldt and Gerd L{\"a}rfars},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          129-33
        }
}
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVE To investigate if a combination of Wells pre-test probability score and D-dimer testing could be used as a safe base for making clinical decisions on further investigations for patients with intermediate to high risks of pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS One hundred and twenty patients with signs or symptoms of acute PE were investigated with pulmonary angiography (PA) or contrast enhanced computed tomography of the pulmonary arteries (CTPA), D-dimer testing… CONTINUE READING