Diagnostic value of the physical examination in patients with dyspnea.

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Diagnostic value of the physical examination in patients with dyspnea.

Cleve Clin J Med. 2017 Dec;84(12):943-950

Authors: Shellenberger RA, Balakrishnan B, Avula S, Ebel A, Shaik S

Abstract
We reviewed the evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of the physical examination in diagnosing pneumonia, pleural effusion, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure in patients with dyspnea and found that the physical examination has reliable diagnostic accuracy for these common conditions.

PMID: 29244648 [PubMed - in process]

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