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Ann Fam Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;5(1):57-62.

Current diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in primary care: a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians.

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American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA. aqaseem@acponline.org

Abstract

This guideline summarizes the current approaches for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. The importance of early diagnosis to prevent mortality and morbidity associated with venous thromboembolism cannot be overstressed. This field is highly dynamic, however, and new evidence is emerging periodically that may change the recommendations. The purpose of this guideline is to present recommendations based on current evidence to clinicians to aid in the diagnosis of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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PMID:
17261865
PMCID:
PMC1783928
DOI:
10.1370/afm.667
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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