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Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism: the need for large (including prospective) studies and meta-analyses.
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PMID:  22888854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this issue of the Journal, El-Galaly and colleagues (1) report on the interactions of two genetic risk factors (non-O blood group and Factor V Leiden) for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and two lifestyle risk factors (tobacco-smoking and obesity), using data from a large national prospective study in Denmark. They observed positive interactions of non-O blood group with Factor V Leiden, and with heavy smoking, but not with severe obesity. This report extends our knowledge on interactive risk factors for VTE, and highlights the need for further large (including prospective) studies and meta-analyses, to provide scientists, clinicians and their patients with reliable information. © 2012 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
G D O Lowe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-7836     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thromb. Haemost.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101170508     Medline TA:  J Thromb Haemost     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
University of Glasgow, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, 126 University Place, Glasgow, United Kingdom, GB, G12 8TA.
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