Arch Bronconeumol 2022 Mar 21. Epub 2022 Mar 21.
Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS), Madrid, España; CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Madrid, España; Departamento de Medicina, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, España. Electronic address:
Background: Among patients hospitalized for an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the SLICE trial showed that the addition of an active diagnostic strategy for pulmonary embolism (PE) to usual care compared with usual care alone did not improve a composite set of health outcomes. The objective of this subanalysis was to determine the frequency and prognostic significance of findings on computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) supporting an alternative diagnosis to PE.
Methods: We analyzed all patients randomized to the intervention in the SLICE trial who received a CTPA that did not show PE. Read More