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...
1. The Wells DVT criteria are a validated clinical model for estimating pre-test probability of DVT.
2. D-dimer testing in outpatients can help inform the need for venous ultrasonography in the diagnosis of DVT.
Original Date of Publication: September 25, 2003
Study Rundown: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where blood clots...