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Sunday, November 24, 2019

FOCUS on PE

SGEM#276 - By admin - Nov 23, 2019 

"CLINICAL QUESTION: IN PATIENTS PRESENTING TO THE ED WITH SUSPECTED PE, WHO HAVE ABNORMAL VITAL SIGNS, WHAT IS THE SENSITIVITY OF FOCUS FOR PE?
SGEM#276: FOCUS on PE in Patients with Abnormal Vital Signs
*FOCUS HAD A SENSITIVITY OF 92% AND SPECIFICITY OF 64% FOR PE*

SGEM BOTTOM LINE: FOCUSED CARDIAC ULTRASOUND DOES NOT HAVE GOOD ENOUGH DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY EVEN IN PATIENTS WITH ABNORMAL VITAL SIGNS TO SAFELY RULE IN OR RULE OUT PE."