The Effectiveness of D-dimer and Ultrasonography in Ruling Out Deep Venous Thromboses

carrollscholars.object.coursenameEvidence Based Research Methodsen_US
carrollscholars.object.coursenumberHS 307en_US
carrollscholars.object.departmentHealth Sciencesen_US
carrollscholars.object.majorHealth Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchafer, Gerald
dc.contributor.authorSteffan, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-22T02:03:42Z
dc.date.available2021-04-22T02:03:42Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractObjective. To review current literature on the effectiveness of ultrasonography and D-dimer assays in ruling out and diagnosing deep venous thromboses (DVT). Methods. Literature identified through PubMed and Google Scholar searches was reviewed regarding the effectiveness of D-dimer or ultrasonography in identifying DVT. Results. D-dimer assays should be the initial diagnostic test used after determining the patient’s clinical risk for DVT. If the D-dimer is negative, ultrasonography need not be used. If D-dimer is positive, ultrasonography must be performed to confirm a DVT diagnosis. Conclusion. A positive D-dimer cannot be used to diagnose a DVT, so in patients with a high clinical risk, ultrasonography should be used. In patients with low or moderate clinical risk, a negative D-dimer can rule out a DVT. Keywords: DVT; Ultrasound; D-dimer; rule out; clinical risk; VTE.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/10444
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSMUPmuWvig
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of D-dimer and Ultrasonography in Ruling Out Deep Venous Thrombosesen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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