Venous Thromboembolism

Blood clot risk high in outpatient chemotherapy patients

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The occurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is greater than has been identified in clinical trials, according to a large-scale analysis that assessed the real-world risk.

Unsuspected PE Does Not Up Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients

Unsuspected PE Does Not Up Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients

Unsuspected PE patients also have similar risk of recurrent VTE as those with clinically suspected PE.

Guidelines for VTE Prophylaxis in Nonsurgical Patients Issued

Guidelines for VTE Prophylaxis in Nonsurgical Patients Issued

New guidelines for VTE apply to acute and critical patients, outpatients with cancer, and long-distance travelers.

Costly clots common in cancer

As many as 1 in 5 people risk developing a venous thromboembolism (VTE) within a year after undergoing treatment for some types of cancers, researchers reported.

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