Outpatient treatment of acute venous thromboembolic disease

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Abstract

Once- or twice-daily subcutaneous dosing of LMWHs without laboratory monitoring has facilitated outpatient VTE therapy. Clinical trials have demonstrated at least equivalent efficacy and safety and potential cost savings of outpatient therapy for uncomplicated proximal DVT with LMWH when compared with inpatient therapy. Explicit criteria exist for outpatient DVT therapy. Home therapy for PE requires further evaluation before it can be recommended outside of a trial or other supervised setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-61
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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