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Emergencias ; 31(3): 167-172, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês, Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31210448

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OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy, safety, and efficiency of ultrasound images obtained by emergency physician to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT). patients with acute heart failure (AHF) attended in a hospital emergency department (ED). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective multicenter cohort study. We assigned patients suspected of having DVT to an intervention or control group. Emergency physicians took ultrasound images that were later evaluated by a radiologist in the intervention group. In the control group, images were evaluated only by the radiologist. We analyzed patient, physician, and episode variables. Test results, times until imaging, and 30-day adverse events were also analyzed. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios, and agreement between physicians and radiologists (κ statistic) were calculated. RESULTS: A total of 304 patients (209 in the intervention group and 95 controls) were included. The groups were comparable. The overall prevalence of DVT was 35.5% (95% CI, 30.3-41.0). The sensitivity of ultrasound images obtained by emergency physicians was superior in relation to experience: 71.4 (95% CI, 50.0-86.0) for those in a training course, 75.0 (95% CI, 80.0-95.4) for those with at least 2 months' practical experience, and 94.7 (95% CI, 82.7-98.5) for routine users. Specificity statistics for the 3 levels of physician experience were 83.3 (95% CI 55.2- 95.2), 100 (95% CI 83.0-100), and 96.6 (95% CI 88.4-99.0), respectively. The positive and negative likelihood ratios for ultrasound imaging by physicians were 27.94 and 0.054, respectively. The κ statistic was 0.80. Mean (SD) time until a physician took ultrasound images was 1.81 (1.46) hours versus 4.39 (1.81) hours until a radiologist obtained images (P = .007). Three deaths occurred within 30 days. They were not attributable to recurrence or bleeding. CONCLUSION: Ultrasound images taken by emergency physicians to diagnose DVT are accurate and safe and may be efficient. However, routine experience with ultrasound is necessary.

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Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 31(3): 167-172, jun. 2019. graf, tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-182726

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Objetivos: Evaluar la precisión, la seguridad y la eficiencia de la ecografía realizada por urgenciólogos para el diagnóstico de la trombosis venosa profunda (TVP). Métodos: Estudio prospectivo multicéntrico de cohortes que incluyó pacientes con sospecha de TVP asignados a un grupo intervención (evaluados ecográficamente por el urgenciólogo y posteriormente por el radiólogo) y a un grupo control (evaluados únicamente por el radiólogo). Se analizaron las variables relacionadas con el paciente, el urgenciólogo, el episodio, el resultado de la prueba y los tiempos de estancia y acontecimientos a 30 días. Se calcularon la sensibilidad, la especificidad, las razones de verosimilitud positiva y negativa, y el índice kappa. Resultados: Se incluyeron 304 pacientes (95 control, 209 intervención). Ambos grupos fueron comparables. La prevalencia de TVP en la cohorte global fue de 35,5% (IC 95% 30,3-41,0). La sensibilidad de la ecografía realizada por urgenciólogos fue superior según la experiencia-curso vs meses vs uso habitual: 71,4 (IC 95% 50,0-86,0) vs 75,0 (IC 95% 80,0-95,4) vs 94,7 (IC 95% 82,7-98,5), así como la especificidad 83,3 (IC 95% 55,2-95,2) vs 100 (IC 95% 83,0100) vs 96,6 (IC 95% 88,4-99,0). Las razones de verosimilitud positiva y negativa para la ecografía realizada por urgenciólogos fueron del 27,94 y del 0,054, respectivamente. El índice de kappa fue de 0,80. El tiempo hasta la realización de la ecografía por el urgenciólogo fue de 1,81 (DE 1,46) frente a 4,39 (DE 1,81) horas del radiólogo (p = 0,007). Durante el seguimiento a 30 días, se registraron 3 muertes, ninguna de ellas por recurrencia o hemorragia. Conclusión: La ecografía realizada por urgenciólogos para el diagnóstico de TVP es precisa, segura y podría resultar eficiente. Sin embargo, se requiere de experiencia basada en el uso habitual de esta técnica


Objective: To assess the accuracy, safety, and efficiency of ultrasound images obtained by emergency physician to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Methods: Prospective multicenter cohort study. We assigned patients suspected of having DVT to an intervention or control group. Emergency physicians took ultrasound images that were later evaluated by a radiologist in the intervention group. In the control group, images were evaluated only by the radiologist. We analyzed patient, physician, and episode variables. Test results, times until imaging, and 30-day adverse events were also analyzed. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios, and agreement between physicians and radiologists ( Kappa statistic) were calculated. Results: A total of 304 patients (209 in the intervention group and 95 controls) were included. The groups were comparable. The overall prevalence of DVT was 35.5% (95% CI, 30.3-41.0). The sensitivity of ultrasound images obtained by emergency physicians was superior in relation to experience: 71.4 (95% CI, 50.0-86.0) for those in a training course, 75.0 (95% CI, 80.0-95.4) for those with at least 2 months' practical experience, and 94.7 (95% CI, 82.7-98.5) for routine users. Specificity statistics for the 3 levels of physician experience were 83.3 (95% CI 55.2- 95.2), 100 (95% CI 83.0-100), and 96.6 (95% CI 88.4-99.0), respectively. The positive and negative likelihood ratios for ultrasound imaging by physicians were 27.94 and 0.054, respectively. The Kappa statistic was 0.80. Mean (SD) time until a physician took ultrasound images was 1.81 (1.46) hours versus 4.39 (1.81) hours until a radiologist obtained images (P = .007). Three deaths occurred within 30 days. They were not attributable to recurrence or bleeding. Conclusions: Ultrasound images taken by emergency physicians to diagnose DVT are accurate and safe and may be efficient. However, routine experience with ultrasound is necessary


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Humanos , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico por imagem , Serviços Médicos de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Ultrassonografia/métodos , Eficiência , Fatores de Risco , Trombose Venosa/epidemiologia , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Tempo de Internação
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