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Swelling to Pain (S/P) Ratio of Lundh and Fagher for Evaluating a Patient for a Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Lower Leg

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Lundh and Fagher used the ratio of swelling to pain in the lower leg (S/P ratio) to evaluate patients for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Silent DVTs (those with little pain) are more likely to cause a clinically apparent pulmonary embolism (PE) than a painful DVT. The authors are from University Hospital in Lund, Sweden.

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