Venous thromboembolic events and organ-specific occult cancers: a review and meta-analysis.

@article{Iodice2008VenousTE,
  title={Venous thromboembolic events and organ-specific occult cancers: a review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Simona Iodice and Sara Gandini and Mathias L{\"o}hr and Albert B. Lowenfels and Patrick Maisonneuve},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={781-8}
}
BACKGROUND Despite a recognized association between venous thromboembolic events (VTE) and cancer, little is known about the strength and the features of this association. We performed a meta-analysis in order to clarify this issue. METHODS We retrieved data from 40 reports published between 1982 and 2007: 12 contained cancer risk estimates for patients with either idiopathic or secondary VTE vs. subjects without VTE and 17 for patients with idiopathic vs. secondary VTE. We also pooled risk… CONTINUE READING
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