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Outpatient management of pulmonary embolism
  1. Sheena Barnett
  1. Correspondence to Sheena Barnett, ST6 Respiratory Medicine, Royal London Hospital, Barts and the London NHS Trust, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK; snovelend{at}hotmail.com

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This multi-national, randomised trial compared outpatient versus inpatient care in patients with acute pulmonary embolism with a low risk of death (severity index category of I or II). Both groups were treated with enoxaparin (≥5 days) and oral anticoagulation (≥90 days).

One of the 171 outpatients and none of the 168 inpatients had recurrence of venous …

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