Thromboembolism in hospitalized neutropenic cancer patients.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 24, Issue 3, p.484-90 (2006)


Aged, Antineoplastic Agents, Arterial Occlusive Diseases, Female, Hospital Mortality, Humans, Inpatients, LEUKEMIA, Logistic Models, Lymphoma, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Neoplasms, NEUTROPENIA, Odds Ratio, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Thromboembolism, United States, Venous Thrombosis


Cancer is associated with thrombosis, but the frequency of thromboembolism in hospitalized cancer patients receiving current chemotherapy regimens is not known. We investigated venous and arterial thromboembolism and associated outcomes in hospitalized cancer patients actively receiving therapy, as identified by neutropenia.