Observation in the emergency department followed by outpatient management with anticoagulation may be appropriate treatment for some patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism.
In patients at very low risk for pulmonary embolism, the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria was noninferior to the conventional strategy of identifying thromboembolic events.
Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria non-inferior to usual care for patients at low-risk for pulmonary embolism
In this multicenter, randomized controlled study, the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria (PERC) strategy resulted in significantly fewer uses of CT pulmonary angiography, reduced ED length of stay, and fewer hospital admissions.
Based on this retrospective cohort study from multiple countries, the prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope was low.
Patients with suspected PH should undergo two 6MWTs to improve the accuracy of exercise capacity measurements.
The 6-minute walk test had prognostic value with respect to mortality in a population of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Individuals treated with riociguat for pulmonary hypertension may have a greater risk for gastrointestinal disorders compared with tadalafil and sildenafil.
Brain natriuretic peptide levels may accurately predict 5-year survival rates in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Thyroid hormone supplementation may be a promising treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [PreClinical]
An enzyme involved in thyroid hormone activation was found to be elevated in patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
Although the Wells and revised Geneva scores are used in the general population to predict pulmonary embolism, researchers found they were not reliable in pregnant and postpartum women.