High versus low doses of unfractionated heparin for the treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis of the leg. A prospective, controlled, randomized study.

@article{Marchiori2002HighVL,
  title={High versus low doses of unfractionated heparin for the treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis of the leg. A prospective, controlled, randomized study.},
  author={Antonio Marchiori and Fabio Verlato and Paola Sabbion and Giuseppe Camporese and Federica Rosso and Laura Mosena and Giuseppe Maria Andreozzi and Paolo Prandoni},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={523-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The optimal treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis of the leg is undefined. The main study objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of unmonitored high doses as compared to low doses of unfractionated heparin (UFH) for prevention of venous thromboembolic complications in patients with superficial thrombophlebitis of the thigh. DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty consecutive patients with acute thrombophlebitis of the great saphenous vein, as assessed by… CONTINUE READING