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Pulmonary Embolism

Nov 15, 2017 Issue
YEARS Clinical Decision Tool Decreases CTA in Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism [POEMs]

In this study, using a simplified algorithm in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism can safely decrease the number of CTAs.


Oct 15, 2017 Issue
Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Treatment of DVT and PE [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Rivaroxaban, along with the other factor Xa inhibitors, is as effective as or better in the short term (three months) than warfarin (Coumadin) for preventing recurrent DVT, nonfatal PE, and fatal PE, with no differences in mortality or bleeding events.


Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Therapy [Article]

Anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy for venous thromboembolism. Most patients can be treated in the outpatient setting with low-molecular-weight heparin and a vitamin K antagonist (warfarin) or direct-acting oral anticoagulants.


Jan 1, 2016 Issue
Routine CT Scans for Occult Malignancy Not Useful in Patients with Unprovoked VTE [POEMs]

There is no advantage to adding CT of the abdomen and pelvis to a basic screening protocol for occult malignancy in patients with unprovoked VTE.


Nov 1, 2015 Issue
Continuing Warfarin for 18 Months After Unprovoked PE Reduces Risk of Recurrent VTE [POEMs]

Continuing warfarin therapy for 18 months after an unprovoked PE reduces the risk of recurrent symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, benefit beyond 18 months is not maintained after the warfarin is discontinued.


Jun 15, 2015 Issue
Patients with Initial Unprovoked DVT or PE Benefit from Long-Term Low-Dose Aspirin [POEMs]

Aspirin improves long-term cardiovascular and thrombotic outcomes in patients who have had an initial unprovoked episode of VTE. The risk of bleeding was no higher in the aspirin group, perhaps because those at risk of bleeding were “uncovered” during the initial period of anticoagulation.


Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Optimal Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism [POEMs]

This complex network meta-analysis of eight treatment regimens for acute venous thromboembolism found that a combination of unfractionated heparin and vitamin K antagonists is associated with the least effective strategy with the highest risk of recurrent events.


Aug 15, 2014 Issue
Chest Pain with Diffuse T-Wave Inversion [Photo Quiz]

A 45-year-old man presented with worsening left-sided, sharp pleuritic chest pain that began one week earlier.


Jul 15, 2013 Issue
Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria: A Clinical Decision Rule That Works [AFP Journal Club]

A number of clinical decision rules have been released recently. The PERC rule is an example of one that works well because it was derived from a large number of patients, and it was internally and externally validated.


Jun 1, 2013 Issue
Aspirin Following Anticoagulation Therapy Prevents Recurrent VTE [POEMs]

Although this ASPIRE study was underpowered to detect a difference in the primary outcome, when the results were combined with those of the WARFASA trial, the data show that daily low-dose aspirin prevents recurrent VTE as well as major vascular events without increasing bleeding in patients who hav...


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