Search Tag: Pulmonary embolism

ICU Management

'Hybrid ER' for managing pulmonary embolism requiring ECPR

2019 18 Mar

The term “hybrid emergency room” (hybrid ER) is used to describe an ER equipped with an interventional radiology (IVR)-computed tomography (CT) system. Use of a hybrid ER reportedly decreases mortality in patients with severe trauma by shortening the delay until whole-body CT imaging and allowing early initiation of definitive treatment.    ... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

2017 25 Apr

  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has high specificity but limited sensitivity for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a systematic review published in the journal Thrombosis Research. Given these inconclusive results, researchers say management studies are needed to more precisely define the role of MRI in the diagnostic workup... Read more

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Use of Clinical Decision Tools May Benefit PE Patients

2017 28 Mar

Although pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) is increasingly used to evaluate patients believed to suffer from pulmonary embolism (PE), the diagnostic yield remains low, according to a review published in American Journal of Roentgenology. The finding suggests a potential benefit to the use of clinical decision tools in the diagnostic work-up of suspected... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Lung Ultrasound Helpful in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

2017 05 Feb

Compared to Wells score, a pretest risk stratification enhanced by lung and venous ultrasound performs better in the early diagnostic process of pulmonary embolism (PE). That is the main finding of a study by Nazerian et al. to be published in Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.  See Also: Using... Read more

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Imaging for Chest Pain - New Recommendations

2016 25 Jan

The American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology have released new recommendations for diagnosing chest pain in the emergency department. The document outlines appropriate use of diagnostic imaging in 20 fundamental clinical scenarios for emergency imaging for chest pain. The clinical scenarios are broken down into leading critical... Read more

Cardiology Management

2016 International Symposium On Endovascular Therapy

2016 06 Feb

This winter in South Florida, join the 28th Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET)  for another scientific program so impactful it promises to  change the way  endovascular specialists of all disciplines practice medicine in the year ahead, and beyond. From the fundamentals to the frontiers, ISET will take deep-dives and controversial... Read more

ICU Management

Higher VTE Risk in Lung Cancer Surgery Patients

2015 06 May

Lung cancer surgery patients are at greater risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of complications or death. These findings are based on three separate studies that examined the problem of VTE after surgery for lung cancer, indicating... Read more

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CIRSE 2014: Treating Pulmonary Embolism

2014 16 Sep

A session on emergency treatment options for high and intermediate risk pulmonary embolism (PE) patients at the CIRSE congress in Glasgow reminded delegates of the seriousness of the condition. Prof. Nils Kucher from Bern, Switxerland explained that sequelae can include such thromboembolic pulmonary hyptertension. It is a leading cause of death worldwide,... Read more