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Whole-Arm Ultrasound for Suspected Upper-Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis in Outpatients

Marcello Di Nisio, MD, PhD1,2; Nick van Es, MD2; Harry R. Büller, MD, PhD2
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1Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University G. D'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
2Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(11):1871. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5450.
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To the Editor We read with interest the article by Sartori and colleagues1 regarding the safety of single ultrasonography to rule out upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis (UE-DVT) in outpatients. Some aspects of the current work and differences with our recent diagnostic management study2 require attention and may help to direct future research in the field.

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November 1, 2015
Michelangelo Sartori, MD, PhD; Benilde Cosmi, MD, PhD
1Department of Angiology and Blood Coagulation, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, 40138 Bologna, Italy
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(11):1871-1872. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5460.
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