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Title: Causes of elevated D-dimer in patients admitted to a large urban emergency department
Authors: Lippi, Giuseppe 
Bonfanti, Laura
Saccenti, Carlotta
Cervellin, Gianfranco 
Keywords: D-dimer testing;Emergency department;Thrombosis;Venous thromboembolism
Keywords Plus: VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM;PULMONARY-EMBOLISM;OLDER PATIENTS;CUTOFF VALUE;AGE;PERFORMANCE;THROMBOSIS;INCREASES
Mesh headings: Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products;Pulmonary Embolism;Venous Thromboembolism;Venous Thrombosis
Secondary Mesh headings: Adult;Age Factors;Aged;Aged, 80 and over;Bacterial Infections;Cohort Studies;Emergency Service, Hospital;Female;Heart Failure;Humans;Male;Middle Aged;Neoplasms;Odds Ratio;Pneumonia;Retrospective Studies;Sensitivity and Specificity;Syncope;Urban Population;Wounds and Injuries
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Journal: European journal of internal medicine 
Abstract: 
Although the request for D-dimer is widespread in emergency departments (EDs), the causes of elevation and their relationship with D-dimer levels in patients with diagnostic values are uncertain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12857/127020
ISSN: 09536205
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejim.2013.07.012
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