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ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines cover many areas of internal
medicine, ranging from screening to diagnosis and treatment of
disease. The evidence-based guidelines provide recommendations to
help clinicians deliver the best health care possible.
ACP High Value Care Advice and Best Practice Advice focus on
high value care that assist physicians to provide the best possible
care to their patients while simultaneously reducing unnecessary
costs to the healthcare system
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Recent Best Practice Advice:
Published online first in Annals of Internal Medicine
on September 29, 2015 (print date November 3, 2015)
Available at http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2443959
Best Practice Advice 1: Clinicians should use
validated clinical prediction rules to estimate pretest probability
in patients in whom acute PE is being considered.
Best Practice Advice 2: Clinicians should not
obtain d-dimer measurements or imaging studies in patients with a
low pretest probability of PE and who meet all Pulmonary Embolism
Best Practice Advice 3: Clinicians should
obtain a high-sensitivity d-dimer measurement as the initial
diagnostic test in patients who have an intermediate pretest
probability of PE or in patients with low pretest probability of PE
who do not meet all Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria.
Clinicians should not use imaging studies as the initial test in
patients who have a low or intermediate pretest probability of
Best Practice Advice 4: Clinicians should use
age-adjusted d-dimer thresholds (age × 10 ng/mL rather than a
generic 500 ng/mL) in patients older than 50 years to determine
whether imaging is warranted.
Best Practice Advice 5: Clinicians should not
obtain any imaging studies in patients with a d-dimer level below
the age-adjusted cutoff.
Best Practice Advice 6:Clinicians should obtain
imaging with CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in patients with high
pretest probability of PE. Clinicians should reserve
ventilation-perfusion scans for patients who have a
contraindication to CTPA or if CTPA is not available. Clinicians
should not obtain a d-dimer measurement in patients with a high
pretest probability of PE.
Upcoming Best Practice Advice:
Online first publication in Annals of Internal Medicine
on November 24, 2015 (print date January 5, 2016).
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