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BACKGROUND The optimal duration of oral anticoagulation in patients with idiopathic venous thromboembolism is uncertain. Testing of D-dimer levels may play a role in the assessment of the need for prolonged anticoagulation. METHODS We performed D-dimer testing 1 month after the discontinuation of anticoagulation in patients with a first unprovoked(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to assess the predictive value of residual venous obstruction (RVO) for recurrent venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) in a study using D-dimer to predict outcome. DESIGN This is a multicentre randomised open-label study. METHODS Patients with a first episode of idiopathic VTE were enrolled on the day of anticoagulation(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) is important to determine the optimal duration of secondary prophylaxis. The risk can be estimated by measuring individual parameters reflecting hypercoagulability. Because of the large numbers of such putative parameters, the assessment in individual patients is complex.(More)
PURPOSE To obtain reliable estimates of the relative efficacy and safety of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) in the treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism. METHODS A literature search of randomized trials evaluating LMWH and UFH for the period from 1980 to 1994 was conducted to obtain data for a(More)
In some patients with previous venous thromboembolism (VTE) D-dimer levels (D-Dimer) tend to increase after oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) is stopped. The aim of our study was to evaluate the predictive value of D-Dimer for the risk of VTE recurrence after OAT withdrawal. After a first episode of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs and/or(More)
BACKGROUND We have shown that normal D-dimer levels obtained after the discontinuation of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) has a high negative predictive value for recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE). The aim of the present study was to assess the predictive value of D-dimer for recurrent VTE in subjects with a previous unprovoked event who are either(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of sex on the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism in all patients and in patients with venous thromboembolism that was unprovoked or provoked (by non-hormonal factors). Data source Comprehensive search of electronic databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) until July 2010,(More)
The PROLONG randomized trial showed that a normal D-dimer (D-d) 1 month after anticoagulation suspension for unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) was associated with a low risk of late recurrences (4.4% patient years). However, it is unknown whether D-d changes subsequently. The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to assess D-d time course and(More)
We assessed the predictive value of D-dimer levels in combination with residual venous obstruction (RVO) for recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in a prospective cohort of outpatients after oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) suspension for a first episode of idiopathic proximal deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs during a 2-year follow-up. Patients(More)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) requires a prompt and accurate diagnosis to avoid the potentially fatal consequences of a delay in adequate treatment. The diagnostic strategy of suspected venous thromboembolism is an example of the application of Bayes' theorem. As a result, the available diagnostic tools, both noninvasive (such as ultrasonography, D-dimer, and(More)