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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Riedel, M 
Title:
Diagnosing pulmonary embolism. 
Abstract:
Objective testing for pulmonary embolism is necessary, because clinical assessment alone is unreliable and the consequences of misdiagnosis are serious. No single test has ideal properties (100% sensitivity and specificity, no risk, low cost). Pulmonary angiography is regarded as the final arbiter but is ill suited for diagnosing a disease present in only a third of patients in whom it is suspected. Some tests are good for confirmation and some for exclusion of embolism; others are able to do b...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Postgrad Med J 
Year:
2004 
Journal volume:
80 
Journal issue:
944 
Pages contribution:
309-19 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0032-5473 
TUM Institution:
I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik