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Pulmonary Embolism

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...


Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Updated Guidelines on Outpatient Anticoagulation [Article]

The American College of Chest Physicians provides recommendations for the use of anticoagulant medications for several indications that are important in the primary care setting. Warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist, is recommended for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and for the prevention of st...


Nov 15, 2012 Issue
Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism [Article]

Venous thromboembolism manifests as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism, and has a mortality rate of 6 to 12 percent. Well-validated clinical prediction rules are available to determine the pretest probability of DVT and pulmonary embolism. When the likelihood of DVT is low, a negativ...


Oct 15, 2012 Issue
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for Prevention of Thromboembolic Events [STEPS]

In patients at high risk of stroke because of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, rivaroxaban is as safe and effective as warfarin. However, it should not be used in patients at risk of stroke for reasons other than nonvalvular atrial fibrillation until research shows its relative safety and effectiveness.


Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Thromboembolism [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for proximal and isolated calf DVT? What are the effects of treatments for pulmonary embolism? What are the effects of interventions on oral anticoagulation management in persons with thromboembolism?


Feb 1, 2011 Issue
Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism [Article]

A previous venous thromboembolism is the most important risk factor for predicting recurrence of the condition. Several studies have shown that routine testing for inherited thrombophilias is not helpful in predicting the risk of recurrence or altering treatment decisions, and therefore is not cost-...


Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Dyspnea and a Lung Opacity on Radiography [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Sep 1, 2008 Issue
The Role of Chest CT in Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism [AFP Journal Club]

How good is chest CT at identifying pulmonary embolism? It might have higher false-positive and false-negative rates than previously thought.


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