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Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing cancer surgery and options for thromboprophylaxis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences. (Vascular Surgery)
2007 (English)In: Journal of Surgical Oncology, ISSN 0022-4790, E-ISSN 1096-9098, Vol. 95, no 2, 167-174 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Patients with cancer have an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) due to a hypercoagulable state associated with malignancy. This risk is further complicated in patients undergoing cancer-related surgery due to immobility, other cancer treatments, and biologic changes associated with surgery. Despite this relatively high risk of VTE, many patients are not prescribed adequate prophylaxis in the pre- or post-operative periods. This article reviews available measures for thromboprophylaxis in light of current guidelines.

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2007. Vol. 95, no 2, 167-174 p.
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thrombosis, heparin, prophylaxis, malignancy, prevention, guidelines
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-10984DOI: 10.1002/jso.20625ISI: 000243986500015PubMedID: 17262765OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-10984DiVA: diva2:38752
Available from: 2007-05-08 Created: 2007-05-08 Last updated: 2011-02-15Bibliographically approved

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