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BET 2: Current evidence does support the use of a negative D-dimer to rule out suspected pulmonary embolism in pregnancy
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    Lack of evidence to support use of D-dimer in pregnant women with a suspicion of pulmonary embolism

    The authors state that current evidence supports the use of a negative D-dimer to rule out a suspicion of pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnancy. They show in Table 2 5 relevant studies to support their conclusion. However, the study of Damodaram was the only study that included patients with a clinical suspicion of venous thromboembolism, thus including pulmonary embolism. All other 4 studies included either healthy preg...

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