Frequency, risk factors, and trends for venous thromboembolism among hospitalized cancer patients.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer, Volume 110, Issue 10, p.2339-46 (2007)

Keywords:

Aged, Female, Hospitalization, Humans, Inpatients, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Risk Factors, Venous Thromboembolism

Abstract:

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) contributes to morbidity and mortality in cancer patients and is a frequent complication of anticancer therapy. In the current study, the frequency, risk factors, and trends associated with VTE were examined among hospitalized cancer patients.