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Considerations of Delays in Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

This report documents and quantifies delays in the diagnosis of DVT and PE. Delays in the diagnosis of DVT and PE were common and substantial. Most of the delay in the diagnosis of DVT represented the delay from symptom onset to the date of medical evaluation. The delays from the date of medical evaluation to the occurrence of the confirmatory test were generally brief, perhaps reflecting the widespread availability of compression ultrasonography and a sense of urgency on the part of health-care providers. Furthermore, if […]

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Outlet of Delays in Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Patient Population and Diagnostic Tests Study sites enrolled 1,160 patients with venous thromboembolism from August 1, 1999, through November 30, 1999. Eight patients were excluded from the study because the data were incomplete, leaving a study population of 1,152 patients. This population included 808 patients in whom isolated DVT had been diagnosed, and 344 patients in whom PE had been diagnosed. Two hundred fifty-one patients (31.1%) had deep vein thrombi limited to calf veins, and 557 patients (68.9%) had proximal deep vein thrombi. The clinical characteristics are […]

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My Canadian Pharmacy: Research of Delays in Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary illness with an annual incidence in the United States that exceeds 1 case per 1,000 population and a mortality rate of > 15% in the first 3 months after diagnosis. This makes PE as deadly an illness as acute myocardial infarction. The majority of deaths occur within hours of acute PE, often as the consequence of previously unrecognized and untreated deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or acute PE. In addition, PE survivors may experience pulmonary hypertension and […]

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