Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis at the Point-of-Care

Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis at the Point-of-Care Curr Pulmonol Rep (2017) 6:179–186 DOI 10.1007/s13665-017-0184-x POINT OF CARE THORACIC ULTRASOUND (S KOENIG, SECTION EDITOR) Stella S. Hahn Published online: 9 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Abstract used. Available literature supports the use of point-of-care Purpose of Review The diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis ultrasound by bedside clinicians to diagnosis DVT using a (DVT) using compression ultrasound, at the point-of-care, compression-only technique. While it is clear that non- by the treating physician is gaining acceptance, as the litera- radiologists can become competent at performing POCdvt, ture supports its diagnostic accuracy to be similar to that of the number of compression points required to adequately as- exams performed by radiologists. While a traditional radiolo- sess for DVT remains unclear, as numerous protocols have gy DVTstudy uses both color and spectral Doppler in addition been described. to compression (duplex or triplex exam), point-of-care ultra- sonography in the diagnosis of DVT relies on compression Keywords Deep vein thrombosis Venous alone without loss of sensitivity or specificity. Point-of-care . . thromboembolism Ultrasonography Point-of-care ultrasound for DVT (POCdvt) has numerous advantages to ultrasound radiology performed ultrasonography. Most importantly, there is no clinical or time dissociation when the exam is performed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Respiratory Care Reports Springer Journals

Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis at the Point-of-Care

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Medicine & Public Health; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Internal Medicine; Thoracic Surgery
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2199-2428
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10.1007/s13665-017-0184-x
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