Sunday, June 7, 2015

INRTracker adds blood clot calculator


When I last checked in with the developers at INRTracker, they had created a free web-based app designed to help Warfarin patients manage their diet and health. The app includes explanations of what it means when INR levels are high or low.

Now I’ve learned that the Trackers continue to come up with some new tools to help doctors and patients perform other diagnostic tasks. The latest new feature on the INRTracker website is a Blood Clot Calculator that doctors can use to figure out whether they can rule out a clot possibility for a patient.

The calculator uses a set of plain-english questions to determine the chance of a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and to indicate and what tests to perform next. The questions are based on the Wells Score for a DVT, which was originally developed by Dr. Phil Wells, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Ottawa Hospital.

The calculator can also be used to determine a Wells Score for pulmonary embolism. Individuals can use the calculators if they are concerned that they might have a blood clot in their leg or lung.

For more details about the INRTracker and the calculators, visit the INRTracker website and check the Twitter feed @inrtracker.


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