EVALUATION OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE D-DIMER DIAGNOSTIC TEST IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO SHAHID-MOSTAFA HOSPITAL, ILAM, IRANJournal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.04, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2017-10-06
Authors : Mohamad Reza Havasian Sepideh Amouzadeh Jafar Panahi;
Page : 3855-3858
Keywords : Positive; Negative; D-Dimer; Ilam; Iran.;
D-Dimer Plasma Level Measurement is an easy and effective way of rejecting deep vein thrombosis in patients with lower limb defects, pulmonary embolism, and coagulation test disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the positive and negative cases of D-Dimer diagnostic test in patients referred to Mustafa Hospital in Ilam. The present study is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in 3 months from March to May 2015 on patients referring to the emergency department of Shahid Mostafa Khomeini Hospital of Ilam. The data collected were analyzed by SPSS version 18 through using descriptive-analytical statistics and chi-squared statistical test [8- 10]. Moreover, P<0.05 was considered as the significance level. From among 638 patients studied, only 100 patients had the inclusion criteria for entering this study. From this number, 57(57%) patients were male, and 90(43%) patients were female with the mean age of 44.71±1.077. The job frequency of the patients were as follows: 37(37%) patients were office worker or had part-time jobs; 51(51%) patients were either unemployed or housewives; and 12(12%) patients were students. The results of the study showed that the D-Dimer test is important if the patients refers with heart problems; however, the over-administration of this test in unnecessary cases by general practitioners can be an additional burden of cost and stress on the patient, patient's family and laboratory staff. It is recommended that doctors use this test more cautiously and use the ELISA method to perform this test. Keywords: Positive, Negative, D-Dimer, Ilam, Iran.
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