Diagnostic value of the physical examination in patients with dyspnea.
Shellenberger RA, Balakrishnan B, Avula S, Ebel A, and Shaik S. Diagnostic value of the physical examination in patients with dyspnea Cleve Clin J Med 2017; 84(12):943-950
Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine
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.
Medical Subject Headings
Dyspnea; Heart Failure; Humans; Physical Examination; Pleural Effusion; Pneumonia; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive