Usefulness of D-dimer, blood gas, and respiratory rate measurements for excluding pulmonary embolism

Egermayer, Paul; Town, G. Ian; Turner, John G.; Heaton, David C.; Mee, Amanda L.; Beard, Michael E. J.; Egermayer, P; Town, G I; Turner, J G; Heaton, D C; Mee, A L; Beard, M E
October 1998
Thorax;Oct1998, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p830
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