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CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series – Prospective multicenter evaluation of the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria

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As part of the MVP infographic series, this article features a study published by Kline et. al assessing the application of the PERC rule in the emergency department (ED). 1 At the time of this study, the authors noted that there was an increased frequency of testing for pulmonary embolism (PE) in the ED amongst very low risk patients.2 These patients would undergo CT angiograms which would often be negative leading to more …

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CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series – Comparison of PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE Rules

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Editor’s Note – This post is one in a series of articles detailing “must know” papers in emergency medicine. Each post will summarize the findings of one study identified by the research of Bazak et al.1 Introducing the CanadiEM MVP Series Evidence-based practice is critical for delivering quality emergency care, but with such a broad specialty identifying and recalling high-yield studies can be challenging. This is especially true for new EM learners, who …