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Pulmonary embolism: outpatient management strategy

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Brit J Long, Alex Koyfman
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February 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Francis Couturaud, Olivier Sanchez, Gilles Pernod, Patrick Mismetti, Patrick Jego, Elisabeth Duhamel, Karine Provost, Claire Bal dit Sollier, Emilie Presles, Philippe Castellant, Florence Parent, Pierre-Yves Salaun, Luc Bressollette, Michel Nonent, Philippe Lorillon, Philippe Girard, Karine Lacut, Marie Guégan, Jean-Luc Bosson, Silvy Laporte, Christophe Leroyer, Hervé Décousus, Guy Meyer, Dominique Mottier
IMPORTANCE: The optimal duration of anticoagulation after a first episode of unprovoked pulmonary embolism is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine the benefits and harms of an additional 18-month treatment with warfarin vs placebo, after an initial 6-month nonrandomized treatment period on a vitamin K antagonist. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Randomized, double-blind trial (treatment period, 18 months; median follow-up, 24 months); 371 adult patients who had experienced a first episode of symptomatic unprovoked pulmonary embolism (ie, with no major risk factor for thrombosis) and had been treated initially for 6 uninterrupted months with a vitamin K antagonist were randomized and followed up between July 2007 and September 2014 in 14 French centers...
July 7, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Daren M Beam, Zachary P Kahler, Jeffrey A Kline
OBJECTIVES: The study hypothesis was that a target-specific anticoagulant would allow successful home treatment of selected patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed in two urban emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: A protocol was established for treating low-risk DVT or PE patients with rivaroxaban and clinic, follow-up at both 2 to 5 weeks, and 3 to 6 months. Patients were determined to be low-risk by using a modified version of the Hestia criteria, supplemented by additional criteria for patients with active cancer...
July 2015: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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