Deep Venous Thrombosis

Jun 15, 2012 Issue
ACP Recommendations for VTE Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients [Practice Guidelines]

Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released guidelines on VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized, nonsurgical patients, including those with acute stroke.

Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Thromboembolism [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for proximal and isolated calf DVT? What are the effects of treatments for pulmonary embolism? What are the effects of interventions on oral anticoagulation management in persons with thromboembolism?

Feb 1, 2011 Issue
Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism [Article]

A previous venous thromboembolism is the most important risk factor for predicting recurrence of the condition. Several studies have shown that routine testing for inherited thrombophilias is not helpful in predicting the risk of recurrence or altering treatment decisions, and therefore is not cost-...

Feb 1, 2010 Issue
Leg Compression and Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in High-Risk Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Based on high-quality evidence, the Cochrane review showed that combining IPC with pharmacologic prophylaxis was more effective than a single preventative measure for preventing deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and more effective than IPC alone for preventing pulmonary embolism (PE).

Jun 15, 2008 Issue
Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy [Article]

Venous thromboembolism is the leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Pregnancy is a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis, and risk is further increased with a personal or family history of thrombosis or thrombophilia. Screening for thrombophilia is not recommended for the general po...

Oct 15, 2007 Issue
AAFP and ACP Publish Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of VTE [Practice Guidelines]

Recommendations on diagnosis and management of venous throm-boembolism (VTE) have been published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Apr 1, 2007 Issue
Outpatient Management of Anticoagulation Therapy [Article]

The Seventh American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy provides guidelines for outpatient management of anticoagulation therapy. The ACCP guidelines recommend short-term warfarin therapy, with the goal of maintaining an International Normalized ...

Jul 1, 2005 Issue
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for Initial Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism [Cochrane for Clinicians]

LMWH is safer and more effective than unfractionated heparin for initial treatment of venous thromboembolism.

Jun 15, 2004 Issue
DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Part I. Diagnosis [Article]

The incidence of venous thromboembolic diseases is increasing as the U.S. population ages. At least one established risk factor is present in approximately 75 percent of patients who develop these diseases. Hospitalized patients and nursing home residents account for one half of all cases of deep ve...

Jun 15, 2004 Issue
DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Part II. Treatment and Prevention [Article]

Treatment goals for deep venous thrombosis include stopping clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient...

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