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Impact of ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography on treatment duration of pulmonary embolism.

Begic, Amela; Opanković, Emina; Cukić, Vesna; Rustempašić, Medzida; Bašić, Amila; Miniati, Massimo; Jögi, Jonas LU and Bajc, Marika LU (2015) In Nuclear Medicine Communications 36(2). p.162-167
Abstract
The aim of the study was to establish whether the duration of anticoagulant (AC) therapy can be tailored, on an objective basis, by using ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/P SPECT) and to assess the extent of residual perfusion defects over time. In particular, we addressed the following: (a) is the extent of perfusion recovery at 3 months of initial pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis a satisfactory criterion for deciding the duration of oral AC? (b) Is it safe to withdraw AC at 3 months if perfusion recovery is complete?
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Nuclear Medicine Communications
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36
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2
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162 - 167
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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  • pmid:25321156
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1473-5628
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10.1097/MNM.0000000000000224
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English
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  author       = {Begic, Amela and Opanković, Emina and Cukić, Vesna and Rustempašić, Medzida and Bašić, Amila and Miniati, Massimo and Jögi, Jonas and Bajc, Marika},
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  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Nuclear Medicine Communications},
  title        = {Impact of ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography on treatment duration of pulmonary embolism.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MNM.0000000000000224},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2015},
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