Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

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Duplex ultrasound for the diagnosis of symptomatic deep vein thrombosis in the lower limb

  1. Francesca M Chappell1,
  2. Fay Crawford2,*,
  3. Alina Andras3,
  4. Steve Goodacre4,
  5. James E McCaslin3,
  6. Karen Welch5,
  7. Crispian Oates6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group

Published Online: 20 JAN 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010930

How to Cite

Chappell FM, Crawford F, Andras A, Goodacre S, McCaslin JE, Welch K, Oates C. Duplex ultrasound for the diagnosis of symptomatic deep vein thrombosis in the lower limb (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010930. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010930.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Edinburgh, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Freeman Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Freeman Hospital, Northern Vascular Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  4. 4

    The University of Sheffield, Medical Care Research Unit, Sheffield, UK

  5. 5

    University of Edinburgh, Public Health Sciences, Edinburgh, UK

  6. 6

    Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust, Radiology, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

*Fay Crawford, Department of Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, UK. fay.crawford@nuth.nhs.uk. fay.crawford@ed.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 20 JAN 2014



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