Published in Blood Weekly, May 21st, 2009
"Monotherapy with low-molecular weight heparin is the recommended first-line approach in cancer patients with newly diagnosed VTE, and is usually continued for a minimum of 3-6 months. Other management issues that require further research include optimal duration of anticoagulant therapy, treatment of recurrent VTE, the role of vena cava filters, the effects of VFE and its treatment on quality of life, and the impact of anticoagulants on survival," wrote A.Y.Y. Lee and colleagues.
The researchers concluded:...
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