Friday, 4 April 2014


Evidence Based Reports

Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolic disease in pregnancy and the early postnatal period (2013)[Cochrane] updated

Thrombophilia testing for prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism
(2012)[Cochrane] updated

 Knee length versus thigh length graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis in postoperative surgical patients (2012) [Cochrane] NEW

Rivaroxaban for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and prevention of recurrent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (2012)[NICE] NEW

Use of Compression Therapy Following Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis: Guidelines (2012) [CADTH] NEW

Graduated Compression Stockings for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Stroke Patients (2012) [the NNT] NEW

Rivaroxaban for treatment and prevention of DVT (2012)[MTRAC] NEW

Home versus in-patient treatment for deep vien thrombosis (2011) [Cochrane]

Elastic compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis(2010)[Cochrane]

Anticoagulant therapy for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in pregnancy (2010) [Cochrane]

Risk of deep vein thrombosis following a single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2010)[DARE]

The D-Dimer Test for ruling out Deep Vein Thrombosis in Primary Care (2009)[MaDOX]

Physical methods for preventing deep vein thrombosis in stroke (2009)[Cochrane]

Interventions for preventing venous thromboembolism following abdominal aortic surgery (2009)[Cochrane]

Anticoagulant prophylaxis to prevent asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis in hospitalized medical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2009)[DARE]

Pharmacological venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (2008)[DARE]

Low molecular weight heparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with lower-leg immobilization (2008)[Cochrane]

Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism in high-risk patients (2008)[Cochrane]

Interventions for preventing venous thromboembolism in adults undergoing knee arthroscopy (2006)[Cochrane]

Clinical Guidelines

Deep vein thrombosis (2013)[CKS] updated

Deep vein thrombosis - prevention for travellers (2013)[CKS] updated

Reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital (2010)[NICE]

Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism (2010)[SIGN]

Guidelines on travel-related venous thrombosis (2010) [BCSH]

Venous thromboembolism and hormonal contraception (2010)[RCOG]

Recent articles in core journals

Effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression in reduction of risk of deep vein thrombosis in patients who have had a stroke (CLOTS 3): a multicentre randomised controlled trial (2013)[Lancet] NEW

Comparing the diagnostic performance of 2 clinical decision rules to rule out deep vein thrombosis in primary care patients (2011)[Am Fam Med]

Clinical inquiries. Does hypercoagulopathy testing benefit patients with DVT? (2010)[Journal of Family Practice]

Should patients with acute DVT limit activity? (2010)[Journal of Family Practice]

Silent pulmonary embolism in patients with deep venous thrombosis: a systematic review (2010)[American Journal of Medicine]

Predicting deep venous thrombosis in pregnancy: out in "LEFt" field? (2009)[Annals of Internal Medicine]

Safely ruling out deep venous thrombosis in primary care (2009)[Annals of Internal Medicine]


Deep Vein Thrombosis (2012)[Mentor] updated

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (2010)[Mentor]

Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis and treatment Interactive case history (2007)[BMJ Learning]

Clinical Queries

Certain progesterones in the third generation OCP increase risk of DVT. Desogestrel is one of those. Does Cerazette/ Cerelle have the same effect? (2014) [ATTRACT] NEW

I am looking after a 44yr old woman with recurrent DVT and who is on life-long Warfarin. She is menopausal with debilitating hot flushes. What is the evidence with regards to use of HRT or antidepressant therapy respectively in such a patient? (2013) [ATTRACT] NEW

Patient Information

Deep vein thrombosis (2014)[NHS Choices] updated

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (2013) [BUPA] updated


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