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Tag: Pulmonary Embolism

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

The True Prevalence of PE in ED Syncope Patients

Background: Syncope, defined as a transient loss of consciousness with a complete recovery, is a common ED presentation. There are numerous causes of syncope ranging from the relatively benign (eg vasovagal syncope) to the potentially life-threatening (eg dysrhythmia, ectopic pregnancy, …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

LMWH in Cancer-Related VTE (CLOT Study)

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs frequently in patient with cancer. Treatment in this group entails a number of challenges including a higher rate of thrombosis recurrence and a higher risk of bleeding. Standard therapy in 2018 for both symptomatic and …

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Hematology and Oncology

Edoxaban in Cancer-Associated VTE

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs frequently in patient with cancer. Treatment in this group entails a number of challenges including a higher rate of thrombosis recurrence and a higher risk of bleeding. Standard therapy at this time for both symptomatic …

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Hematology and Oncology

The Critical Pulmonary Embolism Patient

Background: Previously, I had given a talk on the use of thrombolytics in submassive PE in 2016. This year, I had the privilege of speaking at ACOEP 2017 again with an update on the critical pulmonary embolism patient. This post …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

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