Estimated Incidence of Acute Pulmonary Embolism in a Korean Hospital

Won-Il ChoiMi-Young LeeDoyeun OHByung Hak RhoCharles A. Hales
Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학); Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학); Dept. of Radiology (영상의학)
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Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, Vol.17(3) : 297-301, 2011
Patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) were identified retrospectively from patients hospitalized during a 2-year period from 2005 to 2007. Among adult patients ( 20 years), the incidence of established acute PE was 88 (0.17%) of 50 882 in Dongsan Hospital. The incidence of acute PE at Dongsan Hospital was 26% lower than that at Henry Ford Hospital (P < .01). Among patients more than 50 years of age, PE was more frequent in women (0.32%; 95% CI, 0.24-0.4) than in men (0.15%; 95% CI, 0.1-0.21; P < .01). Among all patients with PE older than 20 years of age, 68 (0.21%) of 31 869 (95% CI, 0.17-0.26) were from the medical service and 18 (0.08%) of 23 139 (95% CI, 0.04-0.11; P < .01) were from the surgical service. The estimated incidence of PE in a university teaching hospital in Korea was 0.17%, it was about two thirds of that in North America. Keywords pulmonary embolism, thromboembolism, incidence
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Radiology (영상의학)
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