Treatment of superficial vein thrombosis to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: a systematic review.

@article{Wichers2005TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of superficial vein thrombosis to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: a systematic review.},
  author={Iris M Wichers and M Di Nisio and Harry Roger B{\"u}ller and Saskia Middeldorp},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={672-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this systematic review was to summarize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCT) concerning the efficacy and safety of medical or surgical treatments of superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DESIGN AND METHODS A systematic search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane (CENTRAL) database to identify all randomized trials that evaluated the effect of surgical… CONTINUE READING
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