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D-dimer level as a risk factor for postoperative venous thromboembolism in Japanese women with gynecologic cancer.
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PMID:  20129998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether early postoperative D-dimer levels and certain pre-, intra-, and postoperative parameters can be used to predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) in gynecologic cancer patients.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 267 gynecologic cancer patients who underwent surgery at our institution. The plasma D-dimer level was measured serially before the operation and on certain postoperative days. After the operation, primary screening for VTE was undertaken by meticulous examination for clinical signs and elevation of the plasma D-dimer level. Seventy-five patients underwent multidetector row computed tomography and were subjected to further investigations.
RESULTS: VTE was detected in 21 of the 75 patients. There were significant differences in the D-dimer value between VTE-positive and VTE-negative patients on postoperative days 3, 5, and 7. The optimal cut-off value for the postoperative D-dimer level was determined as 5 mug/ml on day 3. Logistic regression multivariate analysis revealed that high D-dimer values on postoperative day 3, the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO), and non-O blood group were independent risk factors for postoperative VTE.
CONCLUSION: High plasma D-dimer level on postoperative day 3, the use of rHuEPO, and non-O blood group were independent risk factors for postoperative VTE.
J Kodama; N Seki; S Masahiro; T Kusumoto; K Nakamura; A Hongo; Y Hiramatsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1569-8041     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-11-26     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007735     Medline TA:  Ann Oncol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1651-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products / analysis*
Genital Neoplasms, Female / complications*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Venous Thromboembolism / blood*,  complications
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products; 0/fibrin fragment D

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