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Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease: A clinical guide

Simon I R Noble, Miriam J Johnson, and Agnes Y Y Lee

Abstract

There is increasing recognition of the burden of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with advanced incurable disease and the clinical, ethical, and philosophical challenges they may pose. With a growing elderly population and oncological therapies helping patients live longer with malignant disease, VTE is likely to be an ongoing problem. Whilst presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of VTE in general medicine are well established, its management within the palliative care setting is less clear-cut. Clinical presentation is often masked by other palliative symptoms, and symptoms can be co ... More

Keywords: venous thromboembolism, oncological therapies, malignant disease, palliative care, epidemiology, pathogenesis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199232048
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon I R Noble, editor
Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University and the Royal Gwent Hospital, Wales, UK

Miriam J Johnson, editor
Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Hull-York Medical School, and Honorary Consultant to St. Catherine's Hospice, North Yorkshire, UK
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Agnes Y Y Lee, editor
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism, Department of Medicine, McMaster University; Acting Head, Thromboembolism Service, Hamilton Health Sciences Henderson Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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