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Assessment of Long-Term Out-of-Hospital Treatment of Patients With Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Using Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (LMWH) Versus LMWH Followed by Warfarin

09:33 EDT 16th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term out-of-hospital treatment of patients with proximal venous thrombosis through the administration of subcutaneous low-molecular-weight heparin (tinzaparin sodium) versus low-molecular-weight heparin followed by warfarin sodium.

Description

Two studies demonstrated that out-of-hospital low-molecular-weight heparin given by twice daily subcutaneous injection without laboratory monitoring was as effective and as safe as continuous intravenous heparin given in-hospital. Innohep (tinzaparin) has been shown to be safe and effective for both the initial and long-term treatment of DVT. The Home LITE study compares long-term Innohep treatment to treatment with a combination of initial low-molecular-weight heparin followed by standard long-term warfarin therapy.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Thrombosis

Intervention

Tinzaparin sodium

Location

Thrombosis Research Unit, University of Calgary
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
T2N 2T9

Status

Completed

Source

University of Calgary

Results (where available)

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Sodium or sodium compounds used in foods or as a food. The most frequently used compounds are sodium chloride or sodium glutamate.

Embolism or thrombosis involving blood vessels which supply intracranial structures. Emboli may originate from extracranial or intracranial sources. Thrombosis may occur in arterial or venous structures.

Stable sodium atoms that have the same atomic number as the element sodium, but differ in atomic weight. Na-23 is a stable sodium isotope.

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS of an upper extremity vein (e.g., AXILLARY VEIN; SUBCLAVIAN VEIN; and JUGULAR VEINS). It is associated with mechanical factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Primary) secondary to other anatomic factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Secondary). Symptoms may include sudden onset of pain, warmth, redness, blueness, and swelling in the arm.

Cell membrane glycoproteins selective for sodium ions. Fast sodium current is associated with the action potential in neural membranes.

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