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The blood thinner "tinzaparin" might increase survival in patients with colon cancer undergoing surgical resection. The investigators want to assess if a trial allocating patients to prolonged treatment with tinzaparin versus standard of care is feasible.
Cancer patients are at high risk of postoperative thrombosis and this risk remains elevated beyond the period of hospitalization. Thromboprophylaxis effectively reduces the risk of post operative VTE in cancer patients. Extended thromboprophylaxis beyond hospitalization (up to 30 days) with LMWH has been shown to further reduce the risk of postoperative VTE. Concurrently, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that LMWH may have anti-cancer effects due to anti-metastatic properties and may improve survival in cancer patients, even in the absence of a documented VTE. Retrospective studies have shown that perioperative thromboprophylaxis (i.e., starting thromboprophylaxis before the surgery) seems to increase survival in cancer patients undergoing abdominal or pelvic cancer surgery with curative intent. The investigators propose to perform an open-label RCT to determine if thromboprophylaxis using tinzaparin 4,500 IU daily, starting from the time of decision to operate through the peri-operative period and extending for 4 weeks postoperatively, is feasible.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Ottawa Health Research Institute
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:44-0400
Blood clots in the leg veins, known as deep vein thrombosis, are important because they may travel to the lung (known as pulmonary embolism) and cause death. Blood clots are treated with ...
This trial aims at determining if dabigatran is effective in the treatment of malignancy associated VTE. Tolerance and safety of dabigatran will also be assessed. This is a single armed t...
The purpose of this clinical research study is to assess efficacy and safety of 3 doses of apixaban 5 mg twice a day, 10 mg twice a day and 20 mg once daily versus conventional treatment w...
The primary objective is to evaluate whether apixaban is more effective in treating patients with isolated calf vein thrombosis (DVT) than serial imaging of the DVT for preventing thrombus...
Deep vein thrombosis is a common problem in the intensive care unit and diagnosis is often delayed due to limited availability of a formal duplex ultrasound. Physician performed 2 point c...
Older adults are at increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. Little is known about national trends of deep vein thrombosis hospitalizations in the context of primary and secondary prevention...
Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are at high risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) postoperatively, necessitating the use of prophylaxis medications. Thi...
We report a case of venous adventitial cystic disease of the right common femoral vein, misdiagnosed as deep vein thrombosis before surgery in a 47-year-old woman who presented with swelling and heavi...
The effectiveness of compression therapy in the acute phase of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is yet undetermined.
May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) leads to an increased incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Early thrombus removal decreases the post-thrombotic morbidities. Our aim was to better elucidate the relation...
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.
A compression of ILIAC VEIN that results in a decreased flow in the vein and in the left LOWER EXTREMITY due to a vascular malformation. It may result in left leg EDEMA, pain, iliofemoral DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS and POSTTHROMBOTIC SYNDROME. Compression of the left common ILIAC VEIN by the right common ILIAC ARTERY against the underlying fifth LUMBAR VERTEBRA is the typical underlying malformation.
Congenital arteriovenous malformation involving the VEIN OF GALEN, a large deep vein at the base of the brain. The rush of arterial blood directly into the vein of Galen, without passing through the CAPILLARIES, can overwhelm the heart and lead to CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
Tight coverings for the foot and leg that are worn to aid circulation in the legs and prevent the formation of EDEMA and DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS. PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION STOCKINGS serve a similar purpose especially for bedridden patients and following surgery.
Instruments that generate intermittent forces, uniformed or graduated, to facilitate the emptying of VEINS. These devices are used to reduce limb EDEMA and prevent venous THROMBOEMBOLISM, such as deep vein thrombosis in the legs.
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...