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The Clinical Course of Venous Thromboembolism May Differ According to Cancer Site

We hypothesized that the clinical course of venous thromboembolism in patients with active cancer may differ according to the specificities of primary tumor site. Aim and Methods We used data from RIETE (international registry of patients with venous thromboembolism) to compare the clinical venous thromboembolism-related outcomes during the course of anticoagulation in patients with one […]

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Joseph S. Alpert, MD

Despite Advances, DVT Rates Remain High (video)

Despite advances in identification, prophylaxis, and treatment between 1985 and 2009, the annual event rate of venous thromboembolism has increased and remains high. Read new research in the October 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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Improving Practices in US Hospitals to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism: Lessons from ENDORSE

Currently there is an underuse of guideline-recommended prophylaxis in medical and surgical patients at risk for venous thromboembolism. Adoption of hostipal-wide protocols and periodic audits could improve prophylaxis processes. Abstract BackgroundVenous thromboembolism prophylaxis is suboptimal in the US despite long-standing evidence-based recommendations. The aim of this subset analysis of the Epidemiologic International Day for the […]

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