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Abstracts for Venous Thromboembolism, Free Paper Session, Thursday 17 September 10.30–11.15, Pippard Lecture Theatre
THREAD space study: diagnosing venous thromboembolism using respiratory dead space and D-dimer
  1. D. Sfeir,
  2. T. Tabor,
  3. K. Hogg
  1. Salford Royal Hospital

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    Introduction

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) investigation is costly and time consuming to hospital resources and patients. Patients can experience lengthy waits for invasive procedures. Our previous research suggested that combined dead space and D-dimer could safely exclude PE in patients with pleuritic chest pain. This study aimed to assess a non-invasive bedside rule-out strategy …

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