TITLE

COMMENTARY: Several factors are associated with the performance of D-dimer assays for detecting deep venous thrombosis

AUTHOR(S)
Perrier, Arnaud
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a commentary on the study, which concluded that several factors are associated with the performance of D-dimer assays for detecting deep venous thrombosis. Plasma D-dimer is emerging as a simple biological test that may rule out proximal DVT in selected patients. The most important evidence on the safety and clinical usefulness of a particular D-dimer assay would stem from well-designed, large-scale, management studies that allow a precise estimate of the 3-month thromboembolic risk in patients left untreated based on a D-dimer result below the cutpoint.
ACCESSION #
15303603

 

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