Current diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in primary care: A clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians

Amir Qaseem*, Vincenza Snow, Patricia Barry, E. Rodney Hornbake, Jonathan E. Rodnick, Timothy Tobolic, Belinda Ireland, Jodi Segal, Eric Bass, Kevin B. Weiss, Lee Green, Douglas K. Owens, Mark Aronson, Donald E. Casey, J. Thomas Cross, Nancy C. Dolan, Nick Fitterman, Paul Shekelle, Katherine D. Sherif, Eric M. WallKevin A. Peterson, James M. Gill, Robert C. Marshall, Kenneth G. Schellhase, Steven W. Strode, Kurtis S. Elward, James W. Mold, Jonathan L. Temte, Frederick M. Chen, Thomas F. Koinis, Donya A. Powers, Karl M. Kochendorfer, Peter John Oppelt, Herbert F. Young, Bellinda K. Schoof

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Abstract

This guideline summarizes the current approaches for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. The importance of early diagnosis to prevent mortality and morbidity associated with venous thromboembolism cannot be overstressed. This field is highly dynamic, however, and new evidence is emerging periodically that may change the recommendations. The purpose of this guideline is to present recommendations based on current evidence to clinicians to aid in the diagnosis of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of family medicine
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Practice guidelines
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Recommendations
  • Thromboembolism, venous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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