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What’s the difference between FDPs and D-dimers? by pathologystudent Posted Thu 21 Mar 2013 8:44am   Q. What is the difference between FDPs and D-dimers? A. Fibrin degradation products (FDPs) and D-dimers are both little fibrin-containing molecules that you can measure in the blood. There’s an important difference between the two, though, that I’ll mention in a minute. Making a clot When you make a blood clot, the first ... Read on »
The delicate relationship between D-dimer and aortic dissection ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 15 Nov 2009 10:01pm Role of d dimer in acute aortic syndromes D -Dimer is a marker of  intravascular fibrinolysis .It is a degradation product of fibrinogen. A level more than 500ng/ml is significant.In acute aortic dissection this level is reported to be more than 2000ng/ml. The beauty of this molecule is it is elevated in three important chest pain emerg ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis: D-Dimer test by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 27 Jul 2012 12:00am At the recent  International Conference in Emergency Medicine  (ICEM), the professorial Dr. Mike Cadogan ( Life In The Fast Lane ) gave a talk on Social Media in Medicine. Thanks to Dr. Andy Neill ( Emergency Medicine Ireland ) for recording this. Definitely worth a viewing. Also take a look at Joe Lex's site FreeE ... Read on »
Deep vein thrombosis : Therapeutic dilemmas by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 29 Apr 2009 10:59pm The importance of venous system Cardiovascular system  consists  not only of  heart  but also   the blood delivery and retrieval   system namely  the arterial and venous circulation .As  the heart pumps , 6  liters   of blood  every minute  , it  has to   traverse the  entire venous circulation promptly ,  to  complete  the hemodynamic cir ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 1 Comment CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
PE in pregnancy: which diagnostic tests do you use? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Mar 2013 12:00am Accuracy Valid for practice True to literature Overall quality Please peer-review rate this blog post by clicking on the stars. Pulmonary embolism (PE) can be a deadly disease and ... Read on »
Risk of blood clots, arrhythmias from traffic pollution by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Jan 2010 12:00am Published January 24th, 2010 in , , , , , , , Even healthy people exposed to ultrafine particulate pollution associated with traffic and fossil-fuel combustion for just two hours show changes in hear ... Read on »
Dialysis membrane-induced thrombocytopenia by Matt S. Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 11:16am As part of the regular hemodialysis prescription, we as providers have to prescribe the type of membrane we want used for the procedure. This decision is mostly based on what membranes our dialysis unit chooses to buy – though the majority are using synthetic polymer based membranes currently. The very first dialysis membrane was made from c ... Read on »
Afghans and Angels by Theresa Facebook Posted Thu 14 Apr 2011 1:27pm Yesterday was IVIg day for me. Not my usual Monday, but because of our trip to Florida, I had to rearrange things a bit. Most of the infusion time I spend sleeping. The IV Benadryl they give me beforehand pretty much knocks me right out. Since this is a six hour ordeal, I don't mind the nap one bit. In fact, I look forward to it! Somewhe ... Read on »
PV card: Diagnosis of DVT (ACCP guidelines) by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Thu 24 Jan 2013 12:00am Accuracy Valid for practice True to literature Overall quality A patient presents with an asymmetric leg with trace pitting edema in the affected leg. What is your diagnostic approach to such a patient? W ... Read on »