PERTinent Updates:
Issue 8

Welcome to the eighth monthly email of PERTinent Updates featuring a select group of articles for your review. We aim to inform and update our members with the most recent major developments in the fields of PERT/VTE so that we in the PERT Consortium can continue to be at the leading edge of improving care for this vulnerable and overlooked group of patients.

This months “From Our Own” section features work by Jason Filopei, Eric Bondarsky, David Steiger & Navitha Ramesh in Critical Care Medicine; Akhilesh Sista in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; and Jay Giri & Gregory Piazza in Vascular Medicine.




Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients Presenting with Syncope. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Oqab Z, Ganshorn H, Sheldon R Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Sep 14. pii: S0735-6757(17)30740-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28947223




Clinical Decision Support Increases Diagnostic Yield of Computed Tomography for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism.
Mills AM, Ip IK, Langlotz CP, Raja AS, Zafar HM, Khorasani R. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Sep 6. pii: S0735-6757(17)30727-1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28970024




Once-Daily Versus Twice-Daily Enoxaparin for the Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients.
Fuller K, Malecki S, Anselmo L, Borrego ME, Jakeman B, Burnett A. Ann Pharmacother. 2017 Oct 1:1060028017737094. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29025276


Benefit of Early Discharge Among Patients with Low-risk Pulmonary Embolism.
Wang L, Baser O, Wells P, Peacock WF, Coleman CI, Fermann GJ, Schein J, Crivera C. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 10;12(10):e0185022. PMID: 29016692



Long Term Outcomes

Compression Therapy for Prevention of Post-thrombotic Syndrome.
Appelen D, van Loo E, Prins MH, Neumann MH, Kolbach DN. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Sep 26;9:CD004174. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28950030



From Our Own…

Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Performed by Pulmonary Critical Care Physicians for Right Ventricle Assessment in Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism.
Filopei J, Acquah SO, Bondarsky EE, Steiger DJ, Ramesh N, Ehrlich M, Patrawalla P. Crit Care Med. 2017 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28953498


A Survey of Submassive Pulmonary Embolism Treatment Preferences among Medical and Endovascular Physicians.
Taslakian B, Chawala D, Sista AK. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Aug 9. pii: S1051-0443(17)30652-8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28802551


A Midterm Report Card for Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams.
Giri JS, Piazza G. Vasc Med 2017 Oct 1:1358863X17738337. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29034789