Study takes a closer look at triggers of hospitalization for venous thromboembolism

Algorithms that predict risk for venous thromboembolism occurring outside of the hospital setting should be reevaluated to include infection, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, and blood transfusion, in addition to the more commonly recognized triggers such as major surgeries, fractures, immobility, and chemotherapy, according to a recent study.

“The notion that VTE occurs only in hospitalized and sick patients is a myth. VTE can, and does, also occur in ambulatory patients.”
-V.K. Kapoor, MBBS, MS, professor of surgical gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India

While the predictors of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) have been extensively studied, there has been a dearth of research regarding factors contributing to...

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