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Clinical Prediction Rule of Aujesky et al for Identifying the Level of Risk for a Patient with a Pulmonary Embolism

Purpose:

To identify a patient with an acute pulmonary embolism (PE) at high risk for 30 day mortality and complications using the prediction rule of Aujesky et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97, I20-I25, I26, J40-J47, N00-N08, N10-N16, N17-N19

Description:

Aujesky et al developed a clinical prediction rule for distinguishing low from high risk patients with a pulmonary embolism. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Pittsburgh, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, and University of Angers.

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