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martes, 6 de diciembre de 2016

Outpatient Treatment of VTE

venous-thromboembolism

R.E.B.E.L.EM - December 5, 2016 - By Salim Rezaie
"Background: The care of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is currently undergoing a paradigm shift in the US with an increasingly large percentage of patients being discharged home from the Emergency Department (ED). It wasn’t too long ago that all patients diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) would be admitted for anticoagulation. Some of the reasons for this were lack of literature to support outpatient therapy in the US, inability to arrange outpatient follow up, and, of course, medicolegal concerns. Dr. Jeff Kline, one of the thought leaders in VTE, advocates for the outpatient treatment of “low-risk” patients using a modified Hestia criteria supplemented with additional criteria (POMPE-C) for patients with active cancer. This publication is the initial results of his rivaroxaban-based treatment protocol...
Author Conclusion: “Patients diagnosed with VTE and immediately discharged from the ED while treated with rivaroxaban had a low rate of VTE recurrence and bleeding.”
Clinical Take Home Point: This is a nice proof of concept publication that further adds to the evidence for the safety of outpatient treatment of low risk DVT and PE in patients with very low complication rates."