Further confirmation of negative predictive value of Ddimer in PE

In this validation study of 627 ED patients with possible PE, all underwent risk assessment (with the revised Geneva score, abstract), Ddimer testing, and CTA. All of the low / intermediate risk patients with negative Ddimers had negative CTA tests. This is further validation of the excellent (100%) negative predictive value of Ddimer in patients at low or intermediate clinical risk of PE (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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