Published in Blood Weekly, April 5th, 2001
J.A. Kline and colleagues at Carolinas Medical Center described their comparison of pulmonary embolism assays in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
They found that emergency room patients with normal D-dimer levels and alveolar dead-space fractions had a less than 1% chance of having a pulmonary embolism.
Moreover, of the 64 patients who did have pulmonary embolisms, 63 had abnormal results on one or both tests, giving the combination...
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