Articles matching the ‘Pulmonary embolism’ Category

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September 22nd, 2015

Podcast 184: Ruling out pulmonary embolism in primary care

Pulmonary embolism is a vexing problem in primary care: Does this patient have it? Can I send them home with reassurance? Should I refer them for further testing? A Dutch group has evaluated the tests most likely to be available in the primary care setting — the various flavors of the Wells rules and the […]


November 24th, 2009

Podcast 67: Unexpected “incidental” findings on pulmonary CT angiography present problems of pursuit and follow-up.

This week’s Archives of Internal Medicine investigates what happens when you analyze the outcome of all those pulmonary angiographic CTs ordered in the emergency department to rule out pulmonary embolism. We talk things over with Dr. Shannon Carson and Dr. William Hall, two of the paper’s principal authors. It’s Thanksgiving Week here in the U.S., and so […]


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