Patients treated for pulmonary embolism (PE) at hospitals that saw at least 40 PEs per year had about half the rate of mortality from PE as patients treated at hospitals that ... The study's main outcome was PE-related mortality within 30 days after
Pulmonary embolism (PE) was rare among patients who presented to an ED with syncope, even after two years of follow-up, a recent international study found. ... The study's main outcome was PE-related mortality within 30 days after diagnosis.
VTE prophylaxis in colorectal surgery patients increases over time, but VTE rates remain unchanged, study finds
After adjustment, the researchers found that older age, nonelective surgery, history of VTE, and operations for inflammatory disease were associated with increased VTE risk. ... Possible explanations include that identification of VTE has increased due
They defined in-hospital symptomatic VTE as acute deep venous thrombosis of the upper or lower extremities, pulmonary embolism, or both diagnosed more than 24 hours after ICU admission and confirmed ... They derived a prediction score (the ICU-VTE score)
The Joint American College of Physicians/American Academy of Family Physicians Panel on Deep Venous Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism recently released new recommendations for treatment and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE):. ... Validated clinical
The study's primary outcome was a composite of VTE within 60 days and death within 30 days. ... This difference did not meet the study's prespecified noninferiority margin of 3% for the absolute risk of VTE.
If a patient shows up in the emergency department with a pulmonary embolism (PE), is it safe to send him home? ... The researchers analyzed the records of about 300 patients with confirmed acute PE.
Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a meta-analysis found. ... 1 study included only patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), while the rest included patients with deep
Physicians were told to consider forgoing overnight measurement of vital signs (using clinical judgment to identify stable patients) and using a sleep-promoting VTE prophylaxis option, as well as ordering daily ... Sleep-promoting VTE prophylaxis orders
Correct diagnosis is critical, considering that only one-third of major pulmonary emboli are identified before death. ... Absence of risk factors for VTE. Intermediate probability:. Symptoms compatible with PE, but no associated radiographic or