Frequency of renal impairment, advanced age, obesity and cancer in venous thromboembolism patients in clinical practice.

@article{Cook2007FrequencyOR,
  title={Frequency of renal impairment, advanced age, obesity and cancer in venous thromboembolism patients in clinical practice.},
  author={Lewis M. Cook and Susan R. Kahn and Johnathan Goodwin and Michael J. Kovacs},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={937-41}
}
BACKGROUND Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) dosed by weight is recommended as first-line therapy for the initial treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and as monotherapy for long-term treatment of cancer-related VTE. In 'special populations' such as those with renal impairment or the elderly, weight-based dosing may be excessive, and capping the dose in obese patients may lead to inadequate dosing. OBJECTIVES We determined the frequency of 'special population' characteristics (renal… CONTINUE READING
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