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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Upper extremity thrombosis is a major complication of central venous catheters implanted for chemotherapy in cancer patients. Vitamin K antagonists and low-molecular-weight heparins have been recommended in this setting, but their relative benefit-to-risk ratios have never been compared. DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective,(More)
A 48-yr-old patient was admitted to the ICU for cardiogenic shock and acute renal failure after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. A heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) occurred during haemodialysis with unfractioned heparin (UFH) as the anticoagulant. The dialysers, the circuits and the catheters were recurrently thrombosing and the platelet count(More)
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