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Italian Pulmonary Embolism Registry - IPER (IPER)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cecilia Becattini, University Of Perugia Identifier:
First received: May 21, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2012
History: No changes posted


Pulmonary embolism is a complex disease, with a highly variable clincal presentation. Diagnosis starts with clinical probability assessment mainly based on medical history and rapidly available clinical data. Pulmonary embolism can be managed by emergency department, cardiology, pneumology geriatrics or internal medicine physicians. Thus, initial clinical management can varies based on the attitude of the attending physician.

Diagnosis is a crucial point as it can influence short term mortality.


The registry has 3 main objectives:

  1. educational objective,
  2. improvement in the knowledge of epidemiology, management and outcome of acute pulmonary embolism in Italy
  3. scientific objective

Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Italian Pulmonary Embolism Registry

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Cecilia Becattini, University Of Perugia:

Enrollment: 1700
Study Start Date: March 2006
patients with acute pulmonary embolism


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
consecutive patients with acute pulmonary embolism

Inclusion Criteria:

  • consecutive patients with acute pulmonary embolism

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age <18 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01604538

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Of Perugia
Study Chair: Franco Casazza, MD San Carlo Borromeo hospital, Milan, Italy
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Cecilia Becattini, Dr, University Of Perugia Identifier: NCT01604538     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: protocol_364
Study First Received: May 21, 2012
Last Updated: May 21, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Embolism
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017