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Pulmonary Embolism

Feb 15, 2000 Issue
American Thoracic Society Develops Guidelines on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism [Practice Guidelines]

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism. The guidelines cover the diagnostic approach to acute deep venous thrombosis and to acute pulmonary embolism.


Nov 1, 1999 Issue
Controversies in Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Venous Thrombosis [Article]

The diagnosis of venous thromboembolic disease, and pulmonary embolism in particular, remains problematic. Physicians should strongly consider empiric anticoagulation if the best available diagnostic tests are inconclusive, because treatment is usually safe and successful. Twice-daily subcutaneous l...


Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Low-Molecular Weight Heparin in Preventing and Treating DVT [Article]

Low-molecular-weight heparin is a relatively recent addition to the list of therapies for prophylaxis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). As a prophylactic, low-molecular-weight heparin is as effective as standard heparin or warfarin and does not require monitoring of the activated partia...


Feb 15, 1999 Issue
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Treatment of DVT [Article]

Patients with a diagnosis of acute deep venous thrombosis have traditionally been hospitalized and treated with unfractionated heparin followed by oral anticoagulation therapy. Several clinical trials have shown that low-molecular-weight heparin is at least as safe and effective as unfractionated he...


Feb 1, 1999 Issue
Warfarin Therapy: Evolving Strategies in Anticoagulation [Article]

Warfarin is the oral anticoagulant most frequently used to control and prevent thromboembolic disorders. Prescribing the dose that both avoids hemorrhagic complications and achieves sufficient suppression of thrombosis requires a thorough understanding of the drug's unique pharmacology. Warfarin has...


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