Search results for "Pulmonary embolism"
Patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism in primary care settings can be safely managed without hospitalization, a study finds
Of more than 600 encounters involving pulmonary embolism diagnosis in primary care, patients were sent home in 20.6%, and in 37.8% of encounters referred to the ED, patients were discharged home without events. Only one outpatient had an adverse event within 30 days.
18 Jan 2022
Special Focus: Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism
Evidence-based recommendations about care.
1 Jan 2008
Patients with provoked VTE often on anticoagulation longer than recommended
Three variables were associated with receiving anticoagulation for longer than three months after a provoked venous thromboembolism (VTE): direct oral anticoagulant use, history of VTE, and history of myocardial infarction.
1 Nov 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Pregnancy and a previous idiopathic pulmonary embolism
A 35-year-old woman undergoes evaluation after home pregnancy testing indicated that she is pregnant. Her medical history includes a previous idiopathic pulmonary embolism. Her only medication is a daily prenatal vitamin. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for this patient?
12 Nov 2013
Managing DOACs in primary care
Primary care physicians play a crucial role in ongoing anticoagulation management, including educating patients about the signs of venous thromboembolism.
1 Apr 2022
MKSAP Quiz: 2-day history of shortness of breath
A 35-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department for a 2-day history of shortness of breath with no cough or hemoptysis. Medical history is unremarkable, and he takes no medications. What is the most appropriate management?
5 Jul 2022
Wells score, negative D-dimer test can rule out pulmonary embolism in primary care
A Wells score of 4 or lower and a negative qualitative D-dimer test result can safely and efficiently exclude pulmonary embolism in primary care, a study found.
16 Oct 2012
MKSAP Quiz: 4-month history of progressive exertional dyspnea
A 57-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-month history of progressive exertional dyspnea and occasional chest pain and palpitations. She has limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis with Raynaud phenomenon and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test?
9 Aug 2022
Outpatient pulmonary embolism treatment not inferior to inpatient management, study finds
Outpatient care for pulmonary embolism (PE) can safely and effectively be used in place of inpatient care in patients with low risk of death, according to a new study.
12 Jul 2011
Latest COVID-19 research on VTE risk, treatment with metformin, ivermectin, fluvoxamine
Unvaccinated patients may have higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) when mildly ill, one study found, while another showed no effect from metformin, ivermectin, or fluvoxamine. Research supported the safety of the mRNA vaccines, and the NIH updated its treatment guidelines.
23 Aug 2022