Among patients at low risk (sPESI = 0 or low PESI
<III) measurement of biomarkers or imaging evidence of RV dysfunction is optional and might be obviated as these tools may not be readily available in all hospitals.
Low risk: patients with PESI
Class I-II, minor symptoms such as chest pain and tachycardia produced by small clots in the distal pulmonary circulation, with no signs of RV dysfunction or elevation of cardiac biomarkers.
The study also confirmed that the PESI
accurately identifies low-risk patients with PE who can be treated in an outpatient setting.
A validation study demonstrated that patients in PESI
class I (no more than 65 points) and class II (66-85 points) had a 30-day mortality of 1.
Hills is a frequent speaker for professional and civic organizations on estate planning and fiduciary income taxation topics, including seminars taught for PESI
Law & Accounting (PESI
), the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, the American Bankers Association, the Michigan Bankers Association, and the Illinois Bankers Association, and presentations to the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis.
(Eau Claire, WI) has published "Business Entities: Start to Finish," a book that covers the proceedings of a one-day program that discussed and examined the effects of recent legislation on business entities.
is the author of two books published by PESI
HealthCare in Eau Claire, Wis.