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The Pragmatic Combination of YEARS Score and Age-Adjusted D-Dimer

Background: The optimal approach to risk stratifying patients for pulmonary embolism (PE) remains elusive. Multiple decision instruments are available with varying degrees of complexity and acceptance among emergency medicine clinicians (Wells, Geneva, PERC, YEARS, age-adjusted D-dimer). The 2018 ACEP clinical …

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CardiovascularHematology and OncologyThoracic and Respiratory

Update on Age-Adjusted D-Dimer

D-dimer has been shown to increase with age, which can cause a lower specificity (i.e. more false positive tests) in older patients. The result of this would be that older patients would often have more diagnostic imaging or downstream testing, …

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Hematology and Oncology

Age Adjusted D-Dimer Testing

D-dimer testing is sensitive for thrombus formation, and in patients who are not high risk, this test is used to rule-out venous thromboembolism. D-dimer has been shown to increase with age, which can cause a lower specificity (i.e. more false …

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Hematology and Oncology

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