Every other month I spend two hours with the residents during their Wednesday lectures.  Generally we review two journal articles using critical review forms (Critical Review Form – Diagnostic Test, Critical Review Form – Therapy) and group participation.  Below is the summary of one of this month’s articles: Safe exclusion of pulmonary embolism using the Wells rule and qualitative D-dimer testing in primary care: prospective cohort study. Geersing et al. BMJ 2012;345. (BMJ 2012 345 e6564) SUMMARY: This study looked at using the Well’s criteria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_score) along with a point of care, qualitative D-dimer to help safely rule out pulmonary emboli in an outpatient population presenting with worrisome signs. 598 adults with suspected PE were included in this study. A total of 12% of the patients had PEs.  Patient with…