The revised Geneva score predicted pulmonary embolism in patients with shortness of breath or chest pain: COMMENTARY

Dunn, Andrew
July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on clinical prediction guides (CPGs) that help in prediction of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients. These guides standardize the assessment of pretest probability for the diagnosis of PE. CPGs assist physicians to accurately categorized patients into different risk groups for PE. However, CPGs have numerous limitations, which obstruct its widespread application. It is reported that CPGs lack increased accuracy whenever arterial blood gas analysis is included for the diagnosis of PE.


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