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Clin Chest Med. 2010 Dec;31(4):629-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2010.07.002. Epub 2010 Aug 21.

Diagnosis: use of clinical probability algorithms.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, The Ottawa Hospital and The University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Evidence suggests that patients with suspected pulmonary embolism are managed better with a diagnostic strategy that includes clinical pretest probability assessment, D-dimer test, and/or imaging. Several clinical prediction rules have been described in the literature during the last decade. This review focuses on the role of clinical prediction rules in the diagnostic process and their clinical application into diagnostic algorithms.

PMID:
21047572
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccm.2010.07.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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