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jueves, 28 de noviembre de 2019

Adjusted D-Dimer

Th Short Coat - November 28, 2019 - By Lauren Westafer
..."Unfortunately, the lack of specificity of the D-Dimer renders many patients who are low or intermediate risk requiring imaging. Literature has increasingly supported elevated D-Dimer thresholds in certain patients (such as those > 50 years old) and in pregnant patients [2-4, 6, 7]. However, studies have recently examined, with success, risk adjusting the D-dimer to use higher thresholds in low probability patients. 
This study is an evaluation of a modified Wells + D-dimer pathway, allowing for patients with a Wells score of ≤4 to have a D-dimer threshold of 1000 ng/mL..."

       
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