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Performance of the age-adjusted cut-off for D-dimer in patients with cancer and suspected pulmonary embolism

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Wilts, I T
Le Gal, G
Den Exter, P L
Van Es, J
Carrier, M
Planquette, B
Büller, H R
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Published in Thrombosis Research. 2017, vol. 152, p. 49-51
Abstract Cancer patients frequently present with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). The D-dimer (DD) test is less useful in excluding PE in cancer patients due to the lower specificity. In the general population, the age-adjusted cutoff for DD combined with a clinical decision rule (CDR) improved specificity in the diagnosis of PE.
Keywords Age FactorsAgedDecision Support SystemsClinicalFemaleFibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products/analysisFollow-Up StudiesHumansMaleMiddle AgedNeoplasms/blood/complicationsProbabilityProspective StudiesPulmonary Embolism/blood/complications/diagnosisVenous Thromboembolism/blood/complications/diagnosis
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Research group La maladie thromboembolique veineuse (808)
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WILTS, I T et al. Performance of the age-adjusted cut-off for D-dimer in patients with cancer and suspected pulmonary embolism. In: Thrombosis Research, 2017, vol. 152, p. 49-51. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:99385

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