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Lack of evidence to support use of D-dimer in pregnant women with a suspicion of pulmonary embolism
  1. Mathilde Nijkeuter
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mathilde Nijkeuter, Department of Internal Medicine, Acute Medicine UMCU, Heidelbergdreef 100, Utrecht 3584 CX, The Netherlands; M.Nijkeuter{at}

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Dear Editor,

The authors1 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 five relevant studies to support their conclusion. However, the study of Damodaram2 was the only study that included patients with …

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