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Prevention of venous thromboembolism in surgical cancer patients
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences. (Vascular Surgery)
2007 (English)In: Nowotwory Journal of oncology, Vol. 57, no 3, 93e-97e p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This review has the focus on postoperative venous thromboembolism after cancer surgery. After discussing pathogeneticfactors of importance the frequency of postoperative venous thrombosis in cancer patients without prophylaxis is given,placing the patients in the similar high risk group as patients undergoing major orthopaedic surgery. Studies on prophylaxisare summarized and the dominating method is to use one of the low molecular weight heparins, which also may givea survival benefit. The new Xa inhibitor fondaparinux may be at least as effective as heparins. Studies are emerging whichindicate that extended prophylaxis may be beneficial to reduce the thrombotic risk. The review summarizes recent guidelineson prophylaxis in cancer surgical patients.

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2007. Vol. 57, no 3, 93e-97e p.
Keyword [en]
deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, cancer surgery, low molecular weight heparins
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-16905OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-16905DiVA: diva2:44676
Available from: 2008-06-10 Created: 2008-06-10 Last updated: 2010-04-01Bibliographically approved

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