Tag D-Dimer
Hematology Hoodwinker LITFL 340 2

Dealing with D-dimer debacles

An intern in the emergency department has been nervously standing behind you for the past ten minutes while you've dealt with a barrage of phone calls. He wants to discuss the positive d-dimer result of the patient he is working up. Y
Pulmonary Puzzler 340

Puzzling out the PERC rule

A patient has chest pain and shortness of breath. Is there a way to rule out pulmonary embolism without further investigation? Can you use the PERC rule?