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Biomarqueurs associés à la dyspnée et douleurs thoraciques: quelle utilité clinique [Biomarkers associated with dyspnea and chest pain: which cinical utility?].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Dyspnea and chest pain are typical reasons for consultations. biomarkers (CRP, procalcitonin, NT-proBNP, troponins, D-dimers) can have an interest for the diagnosis, the prognosis and the follow-up of several pathologies. There are however numerous pitfalls and limitations between the discovery of a biomarker and the utility in clinical practice. It is essential to always estimate a pre-test probability based on an attentive history and a careful physical examination, to know the intrinsic and extrinsic qualities of a test, and to determine a threshold of care. A biomarker should be used only if it modifies the patient's care and if it brings him a benefit compared to the patient who has no biomarker.
Aged, 80 and over, Biological Markers/analysis, Chest Pain/diagnosis, Chest Pain/etiology, Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures, Dyspnea/diagnosis, Dyspnea/etiology, Humans, Male, Patient Care/methods, Prognosis
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