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The CACTUS Trial: Anticoagulation for Symptomatic Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Background: The optimal management of isolated calf deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is not completely clear, based on the available evidence. The authors of this paper state up to 50% of all lower extremity DVTs are infra-popliteal. Because there is not …

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Hematology and Oncology

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Outpatient Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism

Background: The care of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is currently undergoing a paradigm shift in the US with an increasingly large percentage of patients being discharged home from the Emergency Department (ED).  It wasn’t too long ago that all patients diagnosed …

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Hematology and Oncology

Age Adjusted D-Dimer Testing

D-dimer testing is sensitive for thrombus formation, and in patients who are not high risk, this test is used to rule-out venous thromboembolism. D-dimer has been shown to increase with age, which can cause a lower specificity (i.e. more false …

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Hematology and Oncology

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