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Pearls from ResusX Rewired 2020

From Oct 6th – 8th, 2020, Haney Mallemat (@CriticalCareNow) and his team put on an absolutely amazing online critical care conference called ResusX Rewired.  ResusX is a conference designed by resuscitationists to provide clinicians with the most up to date …

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CardiovascularEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesInfectious DiseaseProcedures and SkillsResuscitationThoracic and RespiratoryToxicologyTrauma

PEGeD Study – Is It Safe to Adjust the D-Dimer Threshold for Clinical Probability?

Background: The clinical diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) can be challenging given its variable presentation, thus requiring dependence on objective testing. decision instruments such as PERC and the Wells’ score help stratify patients to low or high probability, enabling focused …

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Cardiovascular

Classic Journal Review – Wells + Dimer to Rule Out PE

EM Journal Update: Safety of Using Wells’ Clinical Model With D-Dimer To Manage Patients In The ED With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Background: In the US, pulmonary embolism (PE) kills 100,000 people each year and over 360,000 new cases of PE …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

D-Dimer and Pregnancy: The DiPEP Study

Background: Pulmonary embolism is the leading cause of death in pregnancy and the puerperium – accounting for nearly 20% of maternal deaths in the United States – making rapid and accurate diagnosis critically important for emergency physicians, OB/GYNs, and all …

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Obstetrics and GynecologyThoracic and Respiratory

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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