Clinical probability and risk analysis of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism.

Yetgin G., Aydin S., Koksal Ö., Ozdemir F., Mert D., Torun G.

World journal of emergency medicine, vol.5, pp.264-9, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5847/wjem.j.issn.1920-8642.2014.04.004
  • Journal Name: World journal of emergency medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-9
  • Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, Probability, Emergency department
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the most frequent diseases that could be missed in overcrowded emergency departments as in Turkey. Early and accurate diagnosis could decrease the mortality rate and this standard algorithm should be defined. This study is to find the accurate, fast, non-invasive, cost-effective, easy-to-access diagnostic tests, clinical scoring systems and the patients who should be tested for clinical diagnosis of PE in emergency department.