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[Value and role of clinical findings in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism].

Abstract : The value and role of clinical findings in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism were analysed in the three steps of clinical reasoning: firstly, they lead the physician to suspect the diagnosis; however, no sign or association of clinical signs allow confirmation or infirmation of the diagnosis; they are simply a guide to diagnosis; secondly, they contribute to the exclusion of a number of differential diagnoses, with the help of simple complementary investigations such as blood gases, electrocardiograms and chest X-ray; finally, when grouped together and expressed in terms of probability, clinical data are essential for the interpretation of pulmonary scintigraphy and for assessing the indications of further investigations.
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Christophe Leroyer, Dominique Mottier. [Value and role of clinical findings in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism].. Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux, J B Bailliere et Fils, 1995, 88 (11 Suppl), pp.1693-8. ⟨hal-00722347⟩

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