Tag: PE

Image: PD 1. In a low-risk population, a computerized attribute matching program predicted acute coronary syndrome (ACS) but not ;ulmonary embolism (PE) more accurately than clinical gestalt.  2. Clinical gestalt significantly overestimated the likelihood of ACS, with a mean pretest probability estimate of 17% when the true rate in the study...
Image: PD 1. Adult clinical decision rules such as the Wells criteria and Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria (PERC) may miss pulmonary emboli (PE) when applied to the pediatric population.  2. Obesity is a known risk factor for PE, but not included in Wells criteria or PERC. Half of study patients with...