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Imaging Tests for Suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis—Reply

Patricia C. Silveira, MD1; Ivan K. Ip, MD, MPH1; Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH1
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1Center for Evidence-Based Imaging, Departments of Radiology and Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(11):1874. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5589.
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In Reply Due to the lack of an optimal clinical prediction model for inpatients with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT), we agree with Klok et al that compression ultrasonography or venous duplex ultrasonography should be performed if there is strong clinical suspicion for thromboembolism. As was wisely mentioned by Price and Minichiello,1 new clinical decision rules that take into account inpatients’ risk factors for suspected DVT are yet to be developed.

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November 1, 2015
Frederikus A. Klok, MD, PhD; Maria Alexandra Sleddering, MD, PhD; Menno V. Huisman, MD, PhD
1Department of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
2Department of General Internal Medicine, Bronovo Hospital, the Hague, the Netherlands
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(11):1873-1874. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5586.
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