Association of mean platelet volume with risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality in patients with cancer. Results from the Vienna Cancer and Thrombosis Study (CATS).

@article{Riedl2014AssociationOM,
  title={Association of mean platelet volume with risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality in patients with cancer. Results from the Vienna Cancer and Thrombosis Study (CATS).},
  author={Julia A Riedl and Alexandra Kaider and Eva-Maria Reitter and Christine Marosi and Ulrich Jaeger and Ilse Schwarzinger and Christoph Zielinski and Ingrid Pabinger and Cihan Ay},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={670-8}
}
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent complication in cancer patients. Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been associated with arterial and venous thrombosis in patients without cancer. We analysed MPV in cancer patients and investigated the association of MPV with risk of VTE and mortality. MPV was routinely determined in the Vienna Cancer and Thrombosis Study, a prospective, observational cohort study of patients with newly diagnosed or progressive cancer after remission. Study endpoints… CONTINUE READING