New methods for estimating pretest probability in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_EE6A78555823
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
New methods for estimating pretest probability in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Périodique
Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Auteur(s)
Ghali  W. A., Cornuz  J., Perrier  A.
ISSN
1070-5287 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/2001
Volume
7
Numéro
5
Pages
349-53
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review --- Old month value: Sep
Résumé
The clinical assessment of the probability of pulmonary embolism is a key step in proposed diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism, because the interpretation of noninvasive test results is conditional on the pretest probability derived from the presence or absence of clinical factors. The past year has brought important progress in the general area of clinical prediction of pulmonary embolism with the publication of two new simple clinical prediction rules. Each of the prediction rules includes a total of seven clinical variables that, when combined, allow for the categorization of patients into categories of low, intermediate, or high pretest probability of pulmonary embolism. Although these clinical prediction rules are perhaps only slightly better than the estimates of experienced clinicians, they provide an explicit method for estimating the probability of PE as an adjunct to diagnostic testing. Further validation work is now needed to assess how well these new prediction rules perform in settings other than the derivation sites.
Mots-clé
Algorithms Diagnosis, Differential Humans Practice Guidelines Predictive Value of Tests Pulmonary Embolism/*diagnosis Risk Assessment/*methods
Pubmed
Création de la notice
25/01/2008 13:42
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 16:15
Données d'usage