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dimer

Chem
a. a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
b. a compound consisting of dimers

dimer

[′dī·mər]
(chemistry)
A molecule that results from a chemical combination of two entities of the same species, for example, the chlorine molecule (Cl2) or cyanogen (NCCN).
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The use of a diagnostic algorithm that includes the Wells' criteria and a D-dimer concentration can exclude PE without CTPA in 20% to 30% of patients.
That patient with the DVT diagnosis met none of the three YEARS criteria and had a D-dimer level of 480 ng/mL, and so did not undergo CT pulmonary angiography, investigators said.
Group 1 (control group): Blood was obtained from the ear of the rabbits to determine the IL-2, IL-6, PCT, and D-dimer levels without surgery.
Effectiveness of managing suspected pulmonary embolism using an algorithm combining clinical probability, D-dimer testing, and computed tomography.
The association between plasma D-dimer levels and community-acquired pneumonia.
The researchers found that PE was diagnosed in 28 women (7.1 percent; proximal deep venous thrombosis found on ultrasound, positive CTPA, and high probability ventilation/perfusion [V/Q] scan) and was excluded in 367 women (clinical probability and negative D-dimer result, negative CTPA result, normal or low-probability V/Q scan, and other reasons).
Conclusion: This study demonstrated that systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with diffuse subset are characterized by increased plasma D-dimer values, reflecting a potential activation of both the hemostatic and fibrinolytic cascades, which might finally predispose these patients to thrombotic complications.
Mouabbi presented a single-center retrospective study of 102 matched patients who presented with lower extremity swelling and had a CBC drawn, as well as a D-dimer test, on the same day they underwent a lower extremity Doppler ultrasound evaluation.
To verify whether dogs might display a prothrombotic condition, plasma D-dimer was assessed for its value in inflammatory disease activity in dogs with giardiasis.
Recent studies revealed that high D-Dimer levels may predict the existence of a pseudoaneurysm.