Pulmonary Embolism

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).

Feb 15, 2000 Issue
American Thoracic Society Develops Guidelines on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism [Practice Guidelines]

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism. The guidelines cover the diagnostic approach to acute deep venous thrombosis and to acute pulmonary embolism.

Nov 1, 1999 Issue
Controversies in Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Venous Thrombosis [Article]

The diagnosis of venous thromboembolic disease, and pulmonary embolism in particular, remains problematic. Physicians should strongly consider empiric anticoagulation if the best available diagnostic tests are inconclusive, because treatment is usually safe and successful. Twice-daily subcutaneous l...

Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Low-Molecular Weight Heparin in Preventing and Treating DVT [Article]

Low-molecular-weight heparin is a relatively recent addition to the list of therapies for prophylaxis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). As a prophylactic, low-molecular-weight heparin is as effective as standard heparin or warfarin and does not require monitoring of the activated partia...

Feb 15, 1999 Issue
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Treatment of DVT [Article]

Patients with a diagnosis of acute deep venous thrombosis have traditionally been hospitalized and treated with unfractionated heparin followed by oral anticoagulation therapy. Several clinical trials have shown that low-molecular-weight heparin is at least as safe and effective as unfractionated he...

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