Management of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review for a practice guideline.

@article{Segal2007ManagementOV,
  title={Management of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review for a practice guideline.},
  author={Jodi B Segal and Michael B. Streiff and Lawrence Vincent Hofmann and Katherine Thornton and Eric B. Bass},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={146 3},
  pages={
          211-22
        }
}
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, is a prevalent disease treated by internists. The incidence of VTE is about 7 per 10000 person-years among community residents (1, 2). The condition recurs in about 20% of patients after 5 years, but the rate varies depending on the presence of risk factors (3, 4). A community-wide study from the 1980s reported an incidence rate of pulmonary embolism, with or without DVT, of 2.3 per 10000 (5). Pulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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