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Dodged a bullet

Hi, my name is Alana, I live in Melbourne, Australia I am 26 years old and I am a pulmonary embolism survivor.

My story goes like this, I had a hip athroscope on my right hip on the 10/12/14. 533 more words


The one health topic I'd like to hear addressed in the State of the Union

There is a great inequity in public health funding. For example, President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 federal budget request included around $30.4 billion for HIV/AIDS efforts.  1,677 more words


Meeting RE

I am so glad that I sought a Specialist! Yesterday was the most informative appointment I have ever had.

First off, The doctor was sooo personable. 319 more words


Trip Booked!

Just to let you all know that the Kili climb is now booked! I’ll be setting off on the 14th of March 2015. Training updates to follow…

Blood Clots

Assessment of the Safety and Efficiency of Using an Age-Adjusted D-dimer Threshold to Exclude Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

BACKGROUND:  D-dimer levels increase with age, and research has suggested that using an age-adjusted D-dimer threshold may improve diagnostic efficiency without compromising safety. The objective of this study was to assess the safety of using an age-adjusted D-dimer threshold in the workup of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). 193 more words


Lots of Badness!

It’s wouldn’t exactly be accurate to say it all started back in the summer of 2000, but this is definitely where it became evident that I had a very big problem.  439 more words