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Single ultrasound test may suffice to rule out DVT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound (CUS) can effectively rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in many patients, according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association for February 3. ...

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Early anticoagulation may improve survival after pulmonary embolism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Starting heparin in the emergency department (ED) rather than after admission may improve the survival of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a Mayo Clinic study. In-hospital mortality for patients...

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Only two testing visits needed to confirm asthma in most patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Only two visits to the pulmonary function lab — one for pre- and post-bronchodilatory spirometry and one for a methacholine challenge test — are necessary to confirm an asthma diagnosis in over 90% of...