TITLE

Review: Positive D-dimer results predict recurrence after first unprovoked VTE regardless of test timing or cutpoint, or patient age

AUTHOR(S)
Witt, Daniel M.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;1/18/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study investigating whether D-dimer levels after cessation of anticoagulation therapy predict risk for recurrence in patients with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE). The study found that positive D-dimer test results after cessation of anticoagulation predict recurrence, regardless of test timing or cutpoint, or patient age, in patients with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism.
ACCESSION #
65456972

 

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