What Clinical Findings Can Be Used to Diagnose Deep Venous Thrombosis?
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No single clinical finding can accurately diagnose DVT. [Strength of recommendation: A, based on a systematic review of homogeneous validating cohort studies with good reference standards.] However, when organized into clinical decision rules (CDRs), clinical findings can reliably differentiate patients into categories of low, moderate, or high probability of having DVT. [Strength of recommendation: A, based on numerous studies of CDRs from different clinical centers.]
American Family Physician, 70(3) 2004.