Title

Diagnostic value of the physical examination in patients with dyspnea.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2017

Publication Title

Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine

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.

Medical Subject Headings

Dyspnea; Heart Failure; Humans; Physical Examination; Pleural Effusion; Pneumonia; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

PubMed ID

29244648

Volume

84

Issue

12

First Page

943

Last Page

950

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