Table 2

Assessment of VTE
Overall, n (%) N=67
Screening for DVT
Venography 31 (46)
125I-Fibrinogen-uptake test 14 (45)
Impedance plethysmography 7 (23)
Doppler Ultrasound 4 (13)
CT scan 5 (16)
No screening reported 1 (3)
36 (54)
Screening for PE
Ventilation/Perfusion Scan 6 (9)
Pulmonary Angiography 6 (100)
No screening reported 1 (15)
61 (91)
Diagnosis of clinically suspected DVT
Venography 51 (76)
125I-Fibrinogen-uptake test 44 (86)
Impedance plethysmography 4 (8)
Doppler Ultrasound 4 (8)
CT scan 30 (59)
Not reported 2 (4)
16 (24)
Diagnosis of clinically suspected PE
Ventilation/Perfusion Scan 44 (66)
CT of Thorax 40 (91)
Pulmonary Angiography 17 (39)
Autopsy 33 (75)
Not reported 12 (27)
23 (34)
Outcomes reported
Death 53 (79)
VTE 25 (37)
PE 31 (46)
DVT 38 (57)
Major bleeding 41 (61)
Minor bleeding 22 (33)
Thrombocytopenia 11 (16)

CT= Computed tomography, VTE=Venous thromboembolism, PE=Pulmonary embolism, DVT=Deep vein thrombosis.

Rada et al.

Rada et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:76   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-76

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