A clinical prediction model was sensitive but not specific for predicting mortality in pulmonary embolism
- Prognostic value of Tpeak-Tend interval in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Icli, Abdullah; Kayrak, Mehmet; Akilli, Hakan; Aribas, Alpay; Coskun, Mukremin; Ozer, Sumeyye Fatma; Ozdemir, Kurtulus // BMC Cardiovascular Disorders;9/3/2015, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
Background: The aim of this study was to examine the Tpeak-Tend (Tpe/corrected Tpe) interval, which is an indicator of transmural myocardial repolarization, measured non-invasively via electrocardiogram in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), and to investigate the relationship with...
- Michigan State University: Vena cava filters do not lower mortality rate in most embolism cases; Study of 2 mln patients outlines embolism treatments. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;6/1/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article focuses on a research according to which vena cava filters, used to block clots from passing from the veins in the legs to the arteries of the lung, do not improve mortality rates for patients with pulmonary embolism. The study analyzed more than two million patients suffering from...
- Enlarged right ventricle without shock in acute pulmonary embolism. // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Feb2008, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p115
The article examines the in-hospital mortality of haemodynamically stable patients with pulmonary embolism and right ventricular enlargement in Great Britain. It notes that a total of 76 patients were enrolled in the Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis II study, excluding...
- Echocardiography remains a key investigation in assessment of pulmonary embolism severity. Paratz, E.; Cui, W.; Yeh, W.; Roberts, T. // Heart, Lung & Circulation;2015 Supplement 3, Vol. 24, pS338
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- Thrombolysis may increase mortality among unlikely candidates with pulmonary embolism. // Hem/Onc Today;12/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 22, p34
The article reports on the results of a study which aimed to determine the prevalence of thrombolytic therapy and its benefits in patients hospitalized for acute pulmonary embolism. It was found that thrombolytic therapy increased mortality among patients hospitalized for pulmonary embolism....
- Modification of Simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index and its Prognostic Value in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Ostovan, Mohammad Ali; Ghaffari, Samad; Pourafkari, Leili; Dehghani, Pooyan; Hajizadeh, Reza; Nadiri, Mehdi; Ghaffari, Mohammad Reza // Heart, Lung & Circulation;Feb2016, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p184
Background:Various risk stratification systems have been used to predict the clinical outcome of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). In this study we present a modification of the simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (S-PESI) score and evaluate its accuracy in predicting...
- Effect of medical thromboprophylaxis on mortality from pulmonary embolus and major bleeding. Millar, J. Alasdair // Australasian Medical Journal;2016, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p286
Background: Several studies have failed to discover a beneficial effect of medical thromboprophylaxis on mortality. Aims: To examine the relative influence of acute fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) and fatal major haemorrhage on overall mortality in medical patients treated with low molecular...
- Fiberoptic Angioscopy: Role in the Diagnosis of Chronic Pulmonary Arterial Obstruction. Shure, Deborah; Gregoratos, Gabriel; Moser, Kenneth M. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Dec85 Part 1, Vol. 103 Issue 6, p844
Provides information on a study that examined the role of fiberoptic angioscopy in patients with suspected chronic pulmonary embolic obstruction of the pulmonary arteries. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion on the study.
- 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.