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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

  • ID: 836563
  • Book
  • 584 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Since the publication of the original edition ofPulmonary Embolism, far–reaching changes have taken place in this field. The introduction of plasma D–dimer testing and clinical decision rules have simplified diagnostic assessment of many patients with either leg (DVT) or chest (PE) symptoms; the introduction of CT pulmonary angiography has changed the way in which imaging is used in diagnostic management; and the development of multidetector CT systems has minimalized the use of nuclear perfusion/ventilation and pulmonary angiography. Treatment now takes place in the community or the outpatient department.

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism has been revised and expanded to combine all current knowledge about both of these conditions in one comprehensive volume. Experts from North America and Europe have summarized the published evidence in their field, presenting clear descriptions of these conditions, how to perform the correct test in the appropriate setting and how to manage the patient for optimal results. After a description of the clinical presentation, there is an extensive section on diagnostic procedures. This is followed by chapters on diagnostic and therapeutic management, both in the general population and in particular subgroups, i.e. pregnant women, children and people with pulmonary hypertension. Mechanical and pharmacological prevention are discussed before a closing section on treatment, including interventional techniques.

The book includes:

– state–of–the–art descriptions of the modalities employed in imaging

– information on clinical management, outcomes and risk factors

– the latest approaches to diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease in patients with chest or leg symptoms, including later sequelae

– summaries of current guidelines for good practice

Richly illustrated, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism is designed for specialist physicians in pulmonology and cardiovascular medicine, haematologists and radiologists.

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About the Editors.


Part I Introduction.

Chapter 1 Causes of Venous Thrombosis (Frits R. Rosendaal).

Chapter 2 The Natural History of Venous Thromboembolism (Paolo Prandoni).

Part II – Clinical Presentation.

Chapter 3 Clinical Presentation of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Maaike Söhne, Roel Vink, Harry R. Büller).

Chapter 4 Clinical Presentation of Pulmonary Embolism (Maaike Söhne, Roel Vink, Harry R. Büller).

Part III – Diagnostic Procedures.

Chapter 5 Clinical prediction rules for diagnosis of venous Thromboembolism (Grégoire Le Gal, Marc A. Rodger).

Chapter 6 Plasma D–Dimer and Venous Thromboembolic Disease (Marc Righini, Henri Bounameaux, Arnaud Perrier).

Chapter 7 Computed Tomography for Thromboembolic Disease (Lawrence R. Goodman, Edwin J.R. van Beek).

Chapter 8 Lung Scintigraphy (Jane A.E. Dutton, Heok K. Cheow, A. Michael Peters).

Chapter 9 MRI and MRA of the Pulmonary Vasculature (Hans–Ulrich Kauczor, Peter M.A. van Ooijen, Edwin J.R. van Beek, Matthijs Oudkerk).

Chapter 10 Pulmonary Angiography: Technique, Indications and Complications (Marjolein van Loveren, Edwin J.R. van Beek, Matthijs Oudkerk).

Chapter 11 Echocardiography in Pulmonary Embolism (Günter Görge, Raimund Erbel).

Chapter 12 Ultrasonography of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Sebastian M. Schellong).

Chapter 13 Conventional, Computed Tomographic and Magnetic Resonance Venography (John T. Murchison, John H. Reid, Ian N. Gillespie).

Part IV – Diagnostic Management Strategies.

Chapter 14 Diagnostic Management Strategies in Patients with Suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (Philip S. Wells).

Chapter 15 Diagnostic Management Strategies in Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism (Renée A. Douma, Pieter W. Kamphuisen, Edwin J.R. van Beek, Matthijs Oudkerk, Harry R. Büller).

Chapter 16 Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy (Wee Shian Chan, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg).

Chapter 17 Management of Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Childhood (C. Heleen van Ommen, Harriet Heijboer, Marjolein Peters).

Chapter 18 Management of Suspected Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (Robin Condliffe, Charlie A. Elliot, David G. Kiely).

Part V – Prevention of VTE.

Chapter 19 Mechanical Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (Juan I. Arcelus, Joseph A. Caprini).

Chapter 20 Pharmacological Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (Willem M. Lijfering, Jan van der Meer).

Chapter 21 Vena Cava Filters and Venous Thromboembolism (Patrick Mismetti, Silvy Laporte, Fabrice Guy Barral, Hervé Decousus).

Part VI – Conservative and Surgical Treatment.

Chapter 22 Initial and Long–Term Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Gary Raskob).

Chapter 23 Initial and Long–term Treatment of Patients with Pulmonary Embolism (Guy Meyer, Victor Tapson).

Chapter 24 Thrombolysis for the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (Giancarlo Agnelli, Cecilia Becattini).

Chapter 25 Surgical Intervention in the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (Michael M. Madani, Stuart W. Jamieson).

Chapter 26 Interventional Techniques for Venous Thrombosis (Jim A. Reekers, Edwin J.R. van Beek).


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Edwin J. R. van Beek
Harry R. Büller
Matthijs Oudkerk
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