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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

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.