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Ozlem B., Gokhan E., Baris G., Asim K., Ozcan Y., Kamil K.
ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.32, no.1, pp.171-177, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
D-Diener, Pulmonary Embolism, Wells Score, Revised Geneva Score, Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index, DEEP-VEIN THROMBOSIS, VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM, CLINICAL-ASSESSMENT, EMERGENCY, PROBABILITY, MANAGEMENT, ACCURACY, RULES
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
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.