We will connect with colleagues around the world and we wait at least 200 people togheter, learning and sharing experiences.
Web-meeting with Phil Wells, Professor of Medicine and Canada Research Chair who has been performing research in venous thromboembolic diseases for over a decade now. His most significant contributions have been in the areas of (a) diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, (b) treatment and (c) meta-analysis.
We are going to discuss the following topics:
What clinical rule to diagnose PE in hospitalized patients?
Is there any role for D-dimer?
CT scan or V/Q scan which one is better?
Sub-segmental PE, is it a false positive? What should we do?
Thrombolysis to whom? Do we need troponin and echocardiogram?
Outpatient treatment, what does he hospitalist need to know?
New drugs, the end of warfarin?
Coordination: Esteban Gandara (Canada), Jamie Newman (USA) and Guilherme Brauner Barcellos (Brazil)
Support: Ottawa Hospital-Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Vancouver. Contact: David Wilton, Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine
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