Clinical Prediction Index of Kahn et al for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Patients with Leg Symptoms


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Kahn et al developed a clinical prediction index for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients with leg symptoms. Since clinical signs and symptoms may be inaccurate in the diagnosis of DVT, such an index may help reduce the use of unnecessary diagnostic tests in patients at low risk for thrombosis. The authors are from Jewish General and Montreal General Hospital in Montreal, Canada.

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