Anand SS, et al. Does this patient have deep vein thrombosis? JAMA. 1998;279:1094-1099. Full-text
To review the validity of the clinical assessment and diagnostic tests in patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis
Reviewed 68 studies dealing with the diagnosis of DVT; selected 5 studies that dealt with the relationship between clinical findings and venographic confirmation of DVT
Table 2. Frequency of Symptoms and Signs in Patients with Suspected DVT
Results of 3 studies show that patients with and without DVT (confirmed with venography) could have a positive Homan’s sign as shown in Table 2.