II. Indications

  1. Pulmonary Embolism evaluation with D-Dimer
    1. YEARS Score is used to modify the D-Dimer cut-off (0.5 to 1.0)

III. Criteria: Assign one point for each of three positive criteria

  1. Clinical evidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  2. Hemoptysis
  3. Pulmonary Embolism most likely cause on differential diagnosis

IV. Interpretation

  1. YEARS Score 0 (all criteria negative)
    1. D-Dimer cut-off 1.0
  2. YEARS Score 1-3 (any criteria positive)
    1. D-Dimer cut-off 0.5

VI. References

  1. Arora and Menchine in Herbert (2017) EM:Rap 17(12):20-1

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