THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM IN PATIENTS WITH NORMAL D-DIMER LEVELS


Ozlem B., Gokhan E., Baris G., Asim K., Ozcan Y., Kamil K.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, cilt.32, sa.1, ss.171-177, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.19193/0393-6384_2016_1_27
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.171-177

Özet

Introduction: The combination of clinical probability assessment and the D-dimer test has been recommended to avoid unnecessary diagnostic testing in pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). However, in clinical practice, patients are occasionally diagnosed with PTE despite normal D-dieter levels. In the present study, we reviewed the characteristics of cases in an emergency department (ED) in which a diagnosis of PTE was made despite normal D-dimer test results.