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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372399/does-my-patient-have-a-pulmonary-embolism-the-wells-vs-pisa-2-rule-in-orthopedic-patients
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Linda A Russell, Alana E Sigmund, Jackie Szymonifka, Shari T Jawetz, Sarah E Grond, Shirin A Dey, Anne R Bass
The diagnosis of venous thromboembolism is difficult in the postoperative setting because signs such as hypoxemia, leg pain, and swelling are so common. CTPA can also detect subsegmental PE (SSPE), of which the clinical significance has been widely debated. Clinical decision rules (CDR), such as the Wells and PISA 2, have been developed to identify symptomatic patients at low risk for PE who could forgo imaging. We performed this study in order to (1) compare the performance of the Wells and PISA 2 CDR in orthopedic patients; (2) compare CDR scores in patients with subsegmental PE (SSPE) versus larger clots; and (3) identify variables that improve performance of the Wells in orthopedic patients...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353682/predicting-the-risk-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nick van Es, Martha Louzada, Marc Carrier, Vicky Tagalakis, Peter L Gross, Sudeep Shivakumar, Marc A Rodger, Philip S Wells
BACKGROUND: The risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients despite anticoagulant therapy is high. Clinical factors and pro-coagulant markers may identify high-risk patients and guide decisions about intensifying anticoagulation therapy. AIMS: To evaluate whether serial measurements of pro-coagulant markers can identify patients at high risk of recurrent VTE. METHODS: In this multicenter, prospective cohort study, patients with active cancer and acute deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism were enrolled...
January 9, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337091/a-clinically-meaningful-interpretation-of-the-prospective-investigation-of-pulmonary-embolism-diagnosis-pioped-ii-and-iii-data
#3
Paul Cronin, Ben A Dwamena
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to calculate the multiple-level likelihood ratios (LRs) and posttest probabilities for a positive, indeterminate, or negative test result for multidetector computed tomography pulmonary angiography (MDCTPA) ± computed tomography venography (CTV) and magnetic resonance pulmonary angiography (MRPA) ± magnetic resonance venography (MRV) for each clinical probability level (two-, three-, and four-level) for the nine most commonly used clinical prediction rules (CPRs) (Wells, Geneva, Miniati, and Charlotte)...
January 11, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273259/contemporary-application-of-point-of-care-echocardiography-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Jordan Chenkin, Clare L Atzema
Point-of-care echocardiography is revolutionizing the management of patients presenting with undifferentiated shock and cardiac arrest in the emergency department (ED). Its primary purpose is to aid the clinician in rapidly ruling in and ruling out life-threatening diagnoses at the bedside. In addition, it has become an important component of the clinical examination for stable patients seen in the ED with nonspecific signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath or syncope. Although first described to facilitate the diagnosis of pericardial effusions and cardiac standstill, ED echocardiography has since evolved and is now widely used by emergency physicians to help diagnose other important cardiovascular pathologic conditions that may be contributing to undifferentiated shock, such as left ventricular failure and right ventricular dilatation resulting from pulmonary embolism...
September 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044295/clinical-decision-rules-for-pulmonary-embolism-in-hospitalized-patients-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anne R Bass, Kara G Fields, Rie Goto, Gregory Turissini, Shirin Dey, Linda A Russell
Background Clinical decision rules (CDRs) for pulmonary embolism (PE) have been validated in outpatients, but their performance in hospitalized patients is not well characterized. Objectives The goal of this systematic literature review was to assess the performance of CDRs for PE in hospitalized patients. Methods We performed a structured literature search using Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane library for articles published on or before January 18, 2017. Two authors reviewed all titles, abstracts and full texts...
November 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815363/the-use-of-natural-language-processing-on-pediatric-diagnostic-radiology-reports-in-the-electronic-health-record-to-identify-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-children
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Jorge A Gálvez, Janine M Pappas, Luis Ahumada, John N Martin, Allan F Simpao, Mohamed A Rehman, Char Witmer
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially life-threatening condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. We sought to improve detection and reporting of children with a new diagnosis of VTE by applying natural language processing (NLP) tools to radiologists' reports. We validated an NLP tool, Reveal NLP (Health Fidelity Inc, San Mateo, CA) and inference rules engine's performance in identifying reports with deep venous thrombosis using a curated set of ultrasound reports...
October 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806035/a-primer-on-diagnostic-and-financial-implications-of-d-dimer-testing
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Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Sujithasree Ketineni, Randall Lamfers
Given the high incidence of deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) (300,000 to 600,000 per year in the U.S.) and the 30 percent mortality rate associated with undiagnosed PE, diagnostic evaluation is very important. One of the tools used to evaluate for DVT and PE is D-dimer testing. A negative D-dimer test, along with a low Wells clinical probability score, can safely rule out DVT/PE without the need for additional imaging. This approach can reduce cost; however, D-dimer testing is not indicated in all patients...
September 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721321/correlation-of-ventilation-perfusion-v-q-scan-results-as-compared-with-clinical-probability-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-african-american-population
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Fasil Tiruneh, Ahmad Awan, Nicole Hunt, Nahom Tegegn, Daniel Larbi
Introduction Current guidelines suggest the use of the more specific Wells' score could safely reduce the number of unnecessary scans. There is a lack of research to support whether these guidelines apply to the African American population. This study aims to evaluate the correlation of clinical pretest probability of pulmonary embolism (PE) with ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan results in a predominantly African American population and to test whether current guidelines based on studies conducted in other populations hold true in this group...
June 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707499/performance-of-wells-score-to-predict-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-endurance-athletes
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Amanda L Zaleski, Beth A Taylor, Linda S Pescatello, Paul D Thompson, Craig Denegar
INTRODUCTION: There are an increasing number of reports describing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) in otherwise healthy endurance athletes. The Wells score is the most commonly used clinical prediction rule to diagnose DVT/PE in clinical populations. However, the Wells score may have limited utility for recognition of DVT/PE in athletes, contributing to missed or delayed diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We performed an analysis of the ability of the Wells score to identify DVT/PE events in athletes through a review of published case reports...
July 21, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683951/diagnosis-and-exclusion-of-pulmonary-embolism
#10
Jeffrey A Kline
BACKGROUND: Failure to test for pulmonary embolism (PE) can be a lethal mistake, but PE and produces symptoms similar to many other diseases. Overtesting for PE has negative consequences. OBJECTIVES: Use published evidence to create a rationale and safe diagnostic approach for ambulatory and emergency patients with suspected PE in 2017. FINDINGS: Pulmonary embolism need not be pursued in patients with no symptoms of PE in the present or recent history (dyspnea, chest pain, cough or syncope), and always normal vital signs...
June 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569924/is-a-normal-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-safe-to-rule-out-acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-with-a-likely-clinical-probability-a-patient-level-meta-analysis
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Tom van der Hulle, Nick van Es, Paul L den Exter, Josien van Es, Inge C M Mos, Renée A Douma, Marieke J H A Kruip, Marcel M C Hovens, Marije Ten Wolde, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Hugo Ten Cate, Pieter W Kamphuisen, Harry R Büller, Menno V Huisman, Frederikus A Klok
A normal computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) remains a controversial criterion for ruling out acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with a likely clinical probability. We set out to determine the risk of VTE and fatal PE after a normal CTPA in this patient category and compare these risk to those after a normal pulmonary angiogram of 1.7 % (95 %CI 1.0-2.7 %) and 0.3 % (95 %CI 0.02-0.7 %). A patient-level meta-analysis from 4 prospective diagnostic management studies that sequentially applied the Wells rule, D-dimer tests and CTPA to consecutive patients with clinically suspected acute PE...
July 26, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549662/simplified-diagnostic-management-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-the-years-study-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Tom van der Hulle, Whitney Y Cheung, Stephanie Kooij, Ludo F M Beenen, Thomas van Bemmel, Josien van Es, Laura M Faber, Germa M Hazelaar, Christian Heringhaus, Herman Hofstee, Marcel M C Hovens, Karin A H Kaasjager, Rick C J van Klink, Marieke J H A Kruip, Rinske F Loeffen, Albert T A Mairuhu, Saskia Middeldorp, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Liselotte M van der Pol, Suzanne Schol-Gelok, Marije Ten Wolde, Frederikus A Klok, Menno V Huisman
BACKGROUND: Validated diagnostic algorithms in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism are often not used correctly or only benefit subgroups of patients, leading to overuse of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). The YEARS clinical decision rule that incorporates differential D-dimer cutoff values at presentation, has been developed to be fast, to be compatible with clinical practice, and to reduce the number of CTPA investigations in all age groups. We aimed to prospectively evaluate this novel and simplified diagnostic algorithm for suspected acute pulmonary embolism...
July 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501724/different-manifestations-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-younger-compared-to-older-patients-clinical-presentation-prediction-rules-and-long-term-outcomes
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Izabela E Kiluk, Agnieszka Krajewska, Urszula Kosacka, Agnieszka Tycińska, Robert Milewski, Włodzimierz Musiał, Bożena Sobkowicz
PURPOSE: Data concerning specific manifestations of pulmonary embolism (PE) among younger patients are scarce. We aimed to evaluate differences in clinical presentation, PE prediction rules, thrombolytic treatment use and PE outcomes in younger (<50 years of age) compared to older patients. MATERIAL/METHODS: We studied 238 consecutive patients with proven PE who were retrospectively categorized into three PE probability subgroups according to the revised Geneva score (RGS) and Wells score (WS)...
September 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439386/usefulness-of-clinical-prediction-rules-d-dimer-and-arterial-blood-gas-analysis-to-predict-pulmonary-embolism-in-cancer-patients
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Asifa Karamat, Shazia Awan, Muhammad Ghazanfar Hussain, Fahad Al Hameed, Faheem Butt, Ali Saeed Wahla
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is seven times more common in cancer patients than non-cancer patients. Since the existing clinical prediction rules (CPRs) were validated predominantly in a non-cancer population, we decided to look at the utility of arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and D-dimer in predicting PE in cancer patients. METHODS: Electronic medical records were reviewed between December 2005 and November 2010. A total of 177 computed tomography pulmonary angiograms (CTPAs) were performed...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412719/combined-measurement-of-factor-xiii-and-d-dimer-is-helpful-for-differential-diagnosis-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Ning Tang, Ziyong Sun, Dengju Li, Jun Yang, Shiyu Yin, Qing Guan
BACKGROUND: D-dimer has been used to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE). Based on previous reports of decreased concentrations of coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) in venous thromboembolism, and no change in FXIII concentration in patients with acute cardiovascular disease, we evaluated the benefit of simultaneously measuring D-dimer and FXIII concentrations for diagnosing PE. METHODS: In this prospective single-center study, we enrolled 209 patients initially suspected of having PE, and measured their D-dimer and FXIII concentrations...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348360/an-uncommon-case-of-lower-limb-deep-vein-thrombosis-with-multiple-etiological-causes
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Jing Miao, Geetha Naik, Sivakumar Muddana, Xiaohuan Li, Supriya Bhimasani, Ronald Alvin Mitchell, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of venous thromboembolism with diverse clinical and environmental risk factors. Very few cases of DVT with multiple high risk factors have been reported. Here, we report an uncommon DVT case with multiple etiological causes, including appendicitis/appendectomy, morbid obesity, immobilization, positive phosphatidylserine IgG, and heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation. CASE REPORT A 43-year-old female was brought to the emergency room because of 2-week history of pain and swelling and ultrasound revealing evidence of DVT in the right leg...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262522/a-clinically-meaningful-interpretation-of-the-prospective-investigation-of-pulmonary-embolism-diagnosis-pioped-scintigraphic-data
#17
Paul Cronin, Ben A Dwamena
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Diagnostic test characteristics reported in terms of sensitivity and specificity are difficult to translate at the clinical level. More relevant measures are likelihood ratios (LRs), which can convert a pretest into a posttest probability. The aim of our study was to calculate the LRs and posttest probabilities for multiple-level test result for ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) lung scintigraphy and for perfusion scintigraphy combined with chest radiography using modified Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis (PIOPED) II and the Prospective Investigative Study of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis (PISAPED) criteria for each clinical probability level for the most commonly used clinical prediction rules (CPR) using the PIOPED data...
May 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262243/pitfalls-in-the-diagnostic-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy
#18
Cécile Tromeur, Liselotte M van der Pol, Frederikus A Klok, Francis Couturaud, Menno V Huisman
Women are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy and VTE remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality in developed countries (Konstantinides SV, et al. Eur Heart J 2014; 35(43):3033-69, 69a-69k). Although an accurate diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnant patients is thus of crucial importance, the diagnostic management of suspected PE is challenging for this specific patient category. As D-dimer levels increase physiologically throughout pregnancy, the optimal D-dimer threshold to rule out PE during pregnancy remains unknown...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185131/external-validation-of-a-claims-based-and-clinical-approach-for-predicting-post-pulmonary-embolism-outcomes-among-united-states-veterans
#19
Christine G Kohn, Erin R Weeda, Neela Kumar, Philip S Wells, W Frank Peacock, Gregory J Fermann, Li Wang, Onur Baser, Jeff R Schein, Concetta Crivera, Craig I Coleman
The In-hospital Mortality for PulmonAry embolism using Claims daTa (IMPACT) rule can accurately identify pulmonary embolism (PE) patients at low risk of early complications using claims data. We sought to externally validate the IMPACT and simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) tools for predicting all-cause mortality and readmission. We used Veteran Health Administration data (10/1/2010-9/30/2015) to identify adults with ≥1 inpatient diagnosis code for acute PE, ≥12 months continuous medical and pharmacy benefits prior to the index PE, ≥90 days of post-event follow-up (unless death occurred) and ≥1 claim for an anticoagulant during the index PE stay...
August 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009644/imaging-of-nontraumatic-thoracic-emergencies
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REVIEW
Lauran Stöger, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Bram H J Geurts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute chest symptoms form an important incentive for imaging in the emergency setting. This review discusses the radiologic features of various vascular and pulmonary diseases leading to acute respiratory distress and recent developments on important emergency radiologic examinations. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, triple-rule-out computed tomography protocol was introduced in diagnosis of chest pain, and advancing computed tomography technology and knowledge have led to discussion on treatment of pulmonary embolism...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
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