Handbook of Venous Thromboembolism

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  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Clinically Oriented Handbook Providing Up–to–Date Recommendations for Mastering the Practical Aspects of Patient Management for Venous Thromboembolism

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality both in and out of the hospital setting and is one of the commonest reasons for hospital attendances and admissions. Designed as a practical resource, the Handbook of Venous Thromboembolism covers the practical aspects of VTE management in short and easily followed algorithms and tables. This important text helps keep physicians up to date with the latest recommendations for treating VTE in clinic–oriented settings. Experts in fields such as the radiological diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and thrombophilia testing give a summary of investigation, diagnosis and treatment of VTE and include evidence–based guidelines.

With contributions from a team of internationally recognized experts, the Handbook of Venous Thromboembolism is a source of information that specialists in the field can recommend to non– specialists and that the latter will be able to review to assist in their education and management of this widespread condition. This vital resource:

  • Provides a clinically focused daily resource for the busy physician
  • Is written by an international team of specialists who offer their experience on the practical aspects of VTE management
  • Addresses venous thrombosis prevention, a major focus for healthcare providers
  • Includes a coverage on controversies in the management of VTE to enable clinicians to understand how experts are practicing in real scenarios

Written for haematology trainees, emergency and acute medicine physicians, junior doctors, and primary care physicians, the Handbook of Venous Thromboembolism covers the basics for treating patients with venous thromboembolism and offers guidelines from noted experts in the field.

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List of Contributors viii

Foreword xi

Section I Clinical Overview 1

1 Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism 3Peter E. Rose

2 Management of Venous Thrombosis in the Lower Limbs 13Dan Horner

3 Clinical Presentation of Acute Pulmonary Embolism 21C.E.A. Dronkers, M.V. Huisman and F.A. Klok

Section II Diagnosis 27

4 Clinical Prediction Scores 29Kerstin de Wit and Lana A. Castellucci

5 Laboratory Aspects in Diagnosis and Management of Venous Thromboembolism 35Giuseppe Lippi and Emmanuel J. Favaloro

6 Thrombophilia Testing 49Massimo Franchini

7 Radiological Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism 55Joachim E. Wildberger and Marco Das

8 The Antiphospholipid Syndrome 60Karen Breen

Section III Treatment 67

9 Inpatient or Outpatient Anticoagulation 69Lauren Floyd and Jecko Thachil

10 An Anticoagulant Service in Practice 73Kathy Macintosh, Dawn Kyle and Linda Smith

11 Point of Care Testing 86Dianne Patricia Kitchen

12 Direct Oral Anticoagulants in the Prevention and Management of Venous Thromboembolism 94Yen]Lin Chee and Henry G. Watson

13 The Role of Thrombolysis in the Management of Venous Thromboembolism 102Carlos J. Guevara and Suresh Vedantham

14 Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the Management of Venous Thromboembolism 114Anita Rajasekhar and Molly W. Mandernach

Section IV Special Situations 129

15 VTE in Pregnancy 131Catherine Nelson Piercy

16 Paediatric Venous Thromboembolism 145Paul Monagle and Rebecca Barton

17 Cancer]associated Thrombosis 153Simon Noble

18 Venous Thromboembolism Management in Obese Patients 161Kathryn Lang and Jignesh Patel

19 Venous Thromboembolism in Intensive Care 169Gill Parmilan and Jecko Thachil

20 Venous Thromboembolism; a Primary Care Perspective 174David Fitzmaurice

Section V Unusual Site Thrombosis 181

21 Cerebral Venous Thrombosis 183Christian Weimar

22 Upper Extremity Thrombosis 192Scott M. Stevens and Scott C. Woller

23 Management of Intra]abdominal Thrombosis 205Serena M. Passamonti, Francesca Gianniello and Ida Martinelli

24 Thrombosis in the Retinal Circulation 216Wenlan Zhang and Paul Hahn

Section VI Long]term Sequelae of VTE 229

25 Post]thrombotic Syndrome 231Andrew Busuttil and Alun H. Davies

26 Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension 240Demosthenes G. Papamatheakis and William R. Auger

27 Predicting Recurrent VTE 255R. Campbell Tait

Section VII Controversies 263

28 Cancer Screening in Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism 265David Keeling

29 Sub]segmental and Incidental PE – to Treat or Not? 269Jecko Thachil

30 Management of Distal Vein Thrombosis 273Giuseppe Camporese and Enrico Bernardi

Section VIII Prevention 281

31 A Summary of the Evidence for VTE Prevention, with a Focus on the Controversies 283Catherine Bagot

32 VTE Prevention: Real World Practice 293Emma Gee

33 VTE Root Cause Analysis – How To Do It 301Alison Moughton, Francesca Jones and Will Lester


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