All patients had three-month follow-up. The primary outcome was pulmonary embolism diagnosed within 48 hours of admission. ... All pulmonary embolism events were adjudicated and confirmed by an independent clinical events committee.
Focus on: Diagnosing pulmonary embolism. At least 100,000 cases of pulmonary embolism (PE) occur each year in the U.S. ... The guideline recommends that either LMWH or UFH is appropriate for initial treatment of pulmonary embolism, Dr.
Educational intervention strategies involved training sessions to bolster physician use of clinical decision rules to diagnose pulmonary embolism. ... However, only 4% of patient charts reported a clinical probability of pulmonary embolism.
Amin. “Patients with recurrent heart failure and those with other problems (such as pulmonary embolism, infection, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) go to our hospitalist service,” he said.
Use of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) may have led to overdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) in the U.S., according to a new study.
al. Clinical characteristics of patients with acute pulmonary embolism: data from PIOPED II. ... Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for syncope. N Engl J Med.
Diagnosis and management of isolated subsegmental pulmonary embolism: review and assessment of the options. ... SSPE can be found incidentally or during work-up for presumed pulmonary embolism.
Venous thromboembolism was present in 73 patients (12.2%), with 68 cases of pulmonary embolism diagnosed immediately after referral. ... Four additional cases of pulmonary embolism and one deep vein thrombosis were found during three months of follow-up.
Which of the following tests should be performed next to rule out pulmonary embolism? ... Correct answer: C. Pulmonary embolism. This patient most likely has a pulmonary embolism.
A study in Taiwan found lower all-cause mortality and recurrence risk in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) who were treated with catheter-directed versus systemic thrombolysis. ... Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) may lead to improved outcomes