Predictive Value of Whole Blood Coagulation Parameters for Post-discharge Venous Thromboembolism After Cancer Resection.
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) after cancer surgery hospitalization is the most common cause
of death at 30 days after cancer surgery, and is a significant source of patient morbidity
and health care cost. Pharmacoprophylaxis has proven efficacy in preventing post-discharge
VTE in surgical cancer patients, but perceived risks and costs pose barriers to widespread
adoption by clinicians. Risk stratification of this patient population is necessary to
allow appropriate prescription of prophylaxis to the highest risk patients. Can the
investigators develop a risk stratification model that includes a readily available
laboratory test, the thromboelastogram with or without platelet mapping?
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Venous thromboembolism free survival after surgery for gastrointestinal or urologic cancer
3 months post-discharge from hospital
Sara Cheng, MD, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver
United States: Institutional Review Board
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