Pulmonary Embolism / Edition 2

Pulmonary Embolism / Edition 2

by Paul Stein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405138076

ISBN-13: 9781405138079

Pub. Date: 07/01/2007

Publisher: Wiley

“…the best book I’ve seen on this topic”
— William C. Roberts, MD, Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Cardiology, in a review of the first edition

This second edition supplies the latest information on epidemiology, methods of diagnosis, preferred diagnostic pathways, new medications, and new recommendations for

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“…the best book I’ve seen on this topic”
— William C. Roberts, MD, Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Cardiology, in a review of the first edition

This second edition supplies the latest information on epidemiology, methods of diagnosis, preferred diagnostic pathways, new medications, and new recommendations for prophylaxis and treatment of pulmonary embolism and its immediate cause, deep vein thrombosis.

Pulmonary Embolism, Second Edition, incorporates important data from the recent Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis II (PIOPED II), including:

  • new clinical observations
  • accuracy of multidetector computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism
  • recommendations for the use of various imaging tests according to the characteristics of the patient

Every chapter of the book has been revised and updated, and 56 new chapters appear in this edition. Through the writing ability of its single author, the text remains as easy to read as it is to consult.

This book is a timely reference and a dependable resource for in-depth information about pulmonary embolism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405138079
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Prevalence in a General Hospital3
2Changing Risks of Untreated Deep Venous Thrombosis and Acute Pulmonary Embolism12
3Pulmonary Embolism among Patients with Negative Pulmonary Angiograms19
4Sensitivity and Specificity of Examination of the Lower Extremities for Deep Venous Thrombosis25
5The History and Physical Examination in Patients with No Prior Cardiopulmonary Disease41
6The History and Physical Examination in All Patients Irrespective of Prior Cardiopulmonary Disease54
7The Electrocardiogram59
8The Plain Chest Radiograph71
9Arterial Blood Gases and the Alveolar-Arterial Oxygen Difference80
10D-Dimer in Diagnosis91
11Neural Network Computer Assisted Diagnosis94
12Techniques of Perfusion and Ventilation Imaging101
13Ventilation-Perfusion Lung Scan Criteria Prior to PIOPED107
14Observations from PIOPED: Value of Ventilation-Perfusion Lung Scans Alone and in Combination with Clinical Assessment113
15Lung Scans in Patients with a Normal Chest Radiograph, Patients with No Prior Cardiopulmonary Disease and Patients with Prior Cardiopulmonary Disease124
16Perfusion Lung Scans Alone in Acute Pulmonary Embolism127
17Revised Criteria for Evaluation of Ventilation-Perfusion Lung Scans Recommended by Nuclear Physicians in PIOPED130
18Criteria for Very Low Probability Interpretation of Ventilation-Perfusion Lung Scans135
19Pulmonary Embolism in Patients with Small Perfusion Defects145
20Matched Defects of Ventilation, Perfusion and the Chest Radiograph: The Triple Matched Defect150
21Pulmonary Embolism in a Single Lung with a Normal Scan and an Abnormal Contralateral Side155
22Probability Assessment Based on the Number of Mismatched Segmental Equivalent Perfusion Defects and Stratification According to Prior Cardiopulmonary Disease159
23Probability Assessment Based on the Number of Mismatched Vascular Defects and Stratification According to Prior Cardiopulmonary Disease167
24Addition of Clinical Assessment to Stratification According to Prior Cardiopulmonary Disease Further Optimizes Interpretation178
25Stratification According to Age in Interpretation of Lung Scans187
26Complications of Pulmonary Angiography195
27Standard and Augmented Techniques in Pulmonary Angiography203
28Diagnosis in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease217
29Clinical Assessment and Ventilation/Perfusion Lung Scans in the Critically Ill232
30Diagnosis in the Elderly and Age-Related Manifestations247
31Diagnosis in Women255
32Strategies for Diagnosis261
33Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis273
34Antithrombotic Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Acute Pulmonary Embolism280
35Relative Risks of Anticoagulant Therapy Based on an Angiographic Versus a Noninvasive Diagnosis290
36Thrombolytic Therapy300
37Relative Risks of Thrombolytic Therapy Based on an Angiographic Versus a Noninvasive Diagnosis307
38Mechanical Interventions: Inferior Vena Cava Occlusion, Catheter Embolectomy, Catheter-Tip Fragmentation, Pulmonary Embolectomy and Thromboendarterectomy315
Index321

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