Pulmonary Embolism

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 ...

Jun 15, 2004 Issue
DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Part I. Diagnosis [Article]

The incidence of venous thromboembolic diseases is increasing as the U.S. population ages. At least one established risk factor is present in approximately 75 percent of patients who develop these diseases. Hospitalized patients and nursing home residents account for one half of all cases of deep ve...

Jun 15, 2004 Issue
DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Part II. Treatment and Prevention [Article]

Treatment goals for deep venous thrombosis include stopping clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient...

Feb 1, 2004 Issue
Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: Evidence-Based Diagnostic Testing [Point-of-Care Guides]

The first part of this two-part “Point-of-Care Guide” discusses how to use two validated clinical decision rules to determine the likelihood of pulmonary embolism.

Jan 15, 2004 Issue
Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: Part I. Evidence-Based Clinical Assessment [Point-of-Care Guides]

A number of investigators have developed and validated clinical decision rules for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

Aug 15, 2003 Issue
ACEP Releases Clinical Policy on Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Embolism [Practice Guidelines]

A clinical policy focusing on critical issues in the evaluation and management of patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been released by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Mar 15, 2002 Issue
Is Thrombolytic Therapy Effective For Pulmonary Embolism? [Article]

Pulmonary embolism is a disorder that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Right-sided heart failure and recurrent pulmonary embolism are the main causes of death associated with pulmonary embolism in the first two weeks after the embolic event. Thrombolysis is a potentially lifes...

Jun 1, 2001 Issue
ACOG Practice Bulletin on Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

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