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BACKGROUND Little is known about the clinical, diagnostic, and prognostic aspects of upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT). OBJECTIVES To identify the clinical and laboratory parameters associated with this disease, to assess the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonographic methods for its detection, and to establish the frequency of both early and late(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In contrast to the extensive documentation on the short-term outcome of patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities, little is known about the long-term clinical course of this disease. To determine the clinical course of patients with a first episode of symptomatic DVTn over an 8-year follow-up period.(More)
BACKGROUND Because only limited evidence suggests that elastic stockings prevent the post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with symptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT), these stockings are not widely used. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of compression elastic stockings for prevention of the post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with proximal DVT. (More)
Although heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a known complication of intravenous unfractionated heparin (UFH), its incidence in medical patients treated with subcutaneous UFH is less well defined. To determine the incidence of HIT in this category of patients, the platelet count was performed at baseline and then every 3 +/- 1 days in 598 consecutive(More)
A small proportion of patients with deep vein thrombosis develop recurrent venous thromboembolic complications or bleeding during anticoagulant treatment. These complications may occur more frequently if these patients have concomitant cancer. This prospective follow-up study sought to determine whether in thrombosis patients those with cancer have a higher(More)
We found no prospective studies on dental extraction in anticoagulated patients in the literature, even though most authors suggest that there is no need to change anticoagulant treatment and to utilize a local haemostatic measure after extraction. In the present study, we have verified the incidence of bleeding complications after dental extraction in a(More)
Patients with symptomatic idiopathic venous thromboembolism and apparently cancer-free have an approximate 10% incidence of subsequent cancer. Apparently cancer-free patients with acute idiopathic venous thromboembolism were randomized to either the strategy of extensive screening for occult cancer or to no further testing. Patients had a 2-year follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the efficacy of physical training, smoking cessation, and pharmacological therapy (pentoxifylline or nafronyl oxalate) in the treatment of patients with intermittent claudication at Fontaine stage II of disease. METHODS A MEDLINE and manual search was used to identify relevant publications. Uncontrolled or retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND The optimum duration of anticoagulant therapy after an episode of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is controversial. Contributing to the controversy is uncertainty about whether residual venous thrombosis, as assessed by repeated ultrasonography over time, increases the risk for recurrent thromboembolism. OBJECTIVE To determine the risk for(More)
The risk of spontaneous or risk-period related venous thromboembolism in family members of symptomatic carriers of antithrombin (AT), protein C (PC) or protein S (PS) defects, as well as of the Factor V Leiden mutation is still undefined. We performed a retrospective cohort study in family members (n = 793) of unselected patients with a documented venous(More)