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Simple ultrasound test diagnoses deep venous thrombosis

October 20, 2008 Simple ultrasound test diagnoses deep venous thrombosis James Brice Simpler is better when it comes to ultrasound applications for detecting deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities. An Italian study found no significant difference in diagnostic power for this indication between two-point compression ultrasound plus a D-dimer exam and the more complex whole-leg compression ultrasonography. The study was published in the Oct. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Enrico Bernardi of the Civic Hospital in Conegliano, Italy, led a prospective, multicenter trial that evaluated 2098 outpatients with suspected DVT of the lower extremities. They were randomized to receive either two-point compression or whole-leg ultrasound imaging.

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