TITLE

Does clinical method mask significant VTE-related mortality and morbidity in malignant disease?

AUTHOR(S)
Maraveyas, A.; Johnson, M.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
British Journal of Cancer;6/16/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 12, p1837
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
After more than 150 years of a recognised link between cancer and vascular thromboembolic events (VTE), and despite a greatly improved understanding of its pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment, the management of patients with cancer and VTE is still limited. Limitations can be related to the thromboembolism itself, the underlying cancer, or to the management process. There is significant literature that deals with the first two, but very little regarding the systems we use, or how the inadequacies in documentation, identification and classification of VTE affect the cancer patients themselves. This review aims to raise awareness of this neglected area and stimulate research that may lead to improvements in patient care.British Journal of Cancer (2009) 100, 1837–1841; doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605091; published online 2 June 2009; www.bjcancer.com
ACCESSION #
41335423

 

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