January 2020

Is It Time to Adjust D-dimer Thresholds to Our Clinical Pretest Probability?

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style=”white-space:pre-wrap;”>Using the Wells Score to categorize patients as low, moderate or high clinical pretest probability in conjunction with adjusted positive D-dimer thresholds at >1000 ng/mL for a low or >500 ng/mL for a moderate Wells Score, the authors reduced diagnostic chest imaging in the ED with no incidence of missed venous thromboembolism at 90 days.

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