ac forumNew detailed consensus guidance from 58 leading experts on treating Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) appears in this month’s Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis and is being made available free, online as open source material.

The Anticoagulation Forum initiated this comprehensive guidance project to inform a wide range of healthcare providers about treatments for this life threatening condition and provide easily accessible information about therapies that can be readily put into practice. As the incidence of VTE is expected to double in the next forty years, it is likely that a broad range of clinicians will need to treat patients with VTE.

The Journal’s entire January issue is dedicated to the topic of managing patient care for VTE with traditional therapies as well as with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). The published papers incorporate both evidence-based data and consensus opinion to provide practical guidance on a range of real world clinical situations.

More information and a link to the Journal issue can be accessed at: http://acforum.org/landing/index.html

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2 Responses to "New Comprehensive Clinical Guidance in VTE"

  1. Joanne Benkoski
    Joanne Benkoski Posted on July 6, 2016 at 4:03 am

    my mother has a dvt in the L femoral vein. She has CLL and received chemo (rituxan) IV 3 weeks ago. Her platelets were 74 and she received 2 doses of lovenox sq and then dropped her platelets to 22 and bleed into her L arm. The lovenox was stopped and she is presently at home and not being treated. I have a thigh high stocking on her, ambulate her hourly while awake, and elevate her leg when sitting or lying. I am so worried. WHat else can we do? We are being treated in a rural area in a very small hospital. Should I take her to an ER in a bigger center? I asked her oncologist if she would be a candidate for daltepurin. I feel like small cancer centers do not take care of the medical problems that arise following chemo and they are probably not capable of doing so. My mom is 98 but she still deserves someone making an effort to help her and to prevent a pulmonary embolism and vein valve problems in the future.

    • SW
      SW Posted on July 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Hello Joanne. We are sorry to hear about everything your mother and you are going through. Cancer and cancer treatments do increase risk for blood clotting. You might want to get a second opinion re: your mother’s treatment. This tool can help you locate a specialist: https://www.stoptheclot.org/learn_more/find_provider.htm.