Quantitative assessment of thrombus burden predicts the outcome of treatment for venous thrombosis: a systematic review.

@article{Hull2005QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative assessment of thrombus burden predicts the outcome of treatment for venous thrombosis: a systematic review.},
  author={Russell Douglas Hull and Victor J. Marder and Andrew Mah and Rita K. Biel and Rollin Frederick Brant},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={456-64}
}
PURPOSE Clot-burden change in patients receiving anticoagulant therapy, by predicting subsequent recurrent venous thromboembolism, may provide a clinically relevant surrogate endpoint of prognostic importance. The validity of this objective measure is yet to be established. METHODS A PubMed search was performed to retrieve articles published up to December 2003. We identified 11 randomized trials reported from 1990 to 2003 that met our study identification and selection criteria… CONTINUE READING