EMBOLECTOMY FOR ACUTE MASSIVE PULMONARY EMBOLISM
- Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism. Sadeghi, Alireza; Brevetti, Gregory R.; Sanghyun Kim; Burack, Joshua H.; Genovese, Mark H.; Distant, Dale A.; Kodavatiganti, Ramesh; Lowery, Robert C. // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p430
We present the case of a 72-year-old woman who had an acute massive pulmonary embolism after abdominal surgery. The patient had undergone a right hemicolectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy for locally invasive colonic adenocarcinoma. Six hours postoperatively, she required emergent intubation...
- Diagnostic Approaches to Possible Pulmonary Embolism. Makkar, Sumi // American Family Physician;9/1/2001, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p844
Presents an abstract of the study `Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism with Use of Computed Tomographic Angiography,' by J.H. Ryu, et al, which appeared in the January 2001 issue of the `Mayo Clinic Proceedings.'
- A diagnostic strategy for pulmonary embolism based on standardised pretest probability and perfusion lung scanning: a management study. Miniati, Massimo; Monti, Simonetta; Bauleo, Carollna; Scoscia, Eivlo; Tonelli, Lucia; Dainelli, Alba; Catapano, Glosuè; Formichi, Bruno; Ricco, Giorgio Di; Prediletto, Renato; Carrozzi, Laura; Marini, Carlo // European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging;2003, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p1450
Pulmonary embolism remains a challenging diagnostic problem. We developed a simple diagnostic strategy based on combination of assessment of the pretest probability with perfusion lung scan results to reduce the need for pulmonary angiography. We studied 390 consecutive patients (78%...
- Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism with Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Meaney, James F.M.; Weg, John G.; Chenevert, Thomas L.; Stafford-Johnson, David; Hamilton, Brian H.; Prince, Martin R. // New England Journal of Medicine;05/15/97, Vol. 336 Issue 20, p1422
Background: Diagnosing pulmonary embolism may be difficult, because there is no reliable noninvasive imaging method. We compared a new noninvasive method, gadolinium-enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance angiography, with standard pulmonary angiography for diagnosing pulmonary embolism. Methods:...
- EDITORâ€™S CHOICE. Suspect a PE? Less may be more. Godlee, Fiona // BMJ: British Medical Journal;7/6/2013, Vol. 347 Issue 7915, preceding p1
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including pulmonary embolism and the management of patients suspected with the disease and the prevention of overdiagnosis for diseases including chronic kidney disease, dementia, and...
- Ct Pulmonary Angiography and Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Enden, T.; KlØw, N.-E. // Acta Radiologica;May2003, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p310
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the use and quality of CT pulmonary angiography in our department, and to relate the findings to clinical parameters and diagnoses. Material and Methods: A retrospective study of 324 consecutive patients referred to CT pulmonary angiography with clinically suspected...
- Magnetic resonance angiography had high specificity but moderate sensitivity for detecting pulmonary emboli. Elliott, Greg // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 137 Issue 3, p111
Discusses research being done on the accuracy of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) as a diagnostic test for pulmonary embolism. Reference to study by M. Oudkerk and colleagues, published in the May 2002 issue of the journal 'Lancet'; Information on the study population; Description of MRA.
- Spiral computed tomographic pulmonary angiography for investigating suspected pulmonary embolism: clinical outcomes. Lombard, Jennifer; Bhatia, Rajdeep; Sala, Eric // Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal;Jun2003, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p147
Purpose: To assess the clinical outcomes of patients who were suspected of having acute pulmonary embolism and underwent spiral computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for diagnosis. Methods: We evaluated the clinical outcomes of 62 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism; 82 CTPA...
- CT Pulmonary Angiography as Good as Ventilation-perfusion Scanning for Suspected Pulmonary Embolus. Kuritzky, Louis // Internal Medicine Alert;2/15/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p23
The article reports on the result of the study which reveals that the utilization of ventilation-perfusion scan (VQS) and CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) provides no difference in the treatment of pulmonary embolism patients.