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Appropriate use of venous imaging and analysis of the D-Dimer / Clinical Probability testing paradigm in the Diagnosis and Location of Deep Venous Thrombosis.

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Summary of "Appropriate use of venous imaging and analysis of the D-Dimer / Clinical Probability testing paradigm in the Diagnosis and Location of Deep Venous Thrombosis."

The D-Dimer (DD) level combined with the pretest Wells criteria probability (WCP) score can safely exclude Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT). The objective for this study was to examine the correlation between DD results alongside WCP score with findings on venous duplex ultrasound (VDU). The hypothesis is that VDU remains over utilized in low-risk patients with negative DD and that higher DD levels may correlate with thrombus burden and location.

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Name: Annals of vascular surgery
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