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Pulmonary Embolism

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.


Jun 15, 2008 Issue
Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy [Article]

Venous thromboembolism is the leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Pregnancy is a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis, and risk is further increased with a personal or family history of thrombosis or thrombophilia. Screening for thrombophilia is not recommended for the general po...


Jun 15, 2007 Issue
Predicting Postoperative Pulmonary Complications [Point-of-Care Guides]

Pneumonia and respiratory failure are among the most common serious complications following surgery.


Apr 1, 2007 Issue
Outpatient Management of Anticoagulation Therapy [Article]

The Seventh American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy provides guidelines for outpatient management of anticoagulation therapy. The ACCP guidelines recommend short-term warfarin therapy, with the goal of maintaining an International Normalized ...


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