Questions discussed in this category

Does having a concurrent consumptive process e.g. DIC change your management? 

- Dialysis catheter used for hemodialysis- RIJ thrombus in dialysis catheter was incidentally found- Patient asymptomatic with no prior history of VTE...

Do you recommend therapeutic phlebotomy to a certain Hct goal? Any strong evidence for thromboembolic risk related to erythrocytosis or if this is mit...

Assuming the patient is a candidate for all anticoagulation options (no mechanical valve, antiphospholipid syndrome, patient-specific contraindication...

While thrombophilia testing is not routinely recommended prior to starting OCPs, how about after the development of a VTE?

While the CKD population is at high thrombotic and bleeding risk, would you consider anticoagulating a patient prophylactically if they had a history ...

Provoked or unprovoked VTE: Do you use D-Dimer (or even repeat imaging to reassess residual clot) in any capacity to guide anticoagulation duration? E...

The use of anti-fibrinolytics is typically contraindicated in DIC, but does it have benefit in DIC states characterized by hyperfibrinolysis?

In a patient with severe factor XII deficiency with a baseline prolonged PTT, what is the best method to monitor their ACT or heparin levels when on c...

Ref: EINSTEIN-CHOICE and AMPLIFY-EXT Would you approach this differently in patients with inherited thrombophilias?

For example, a patient on cytoreductive therapy and aspirin BID, but suffers an arterial event, or a patient who is already on therapeutic anticoagula...

In a patient with a medical or personal indication to induce oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea, how would you manage OCP therapy if a patient develops a VTE d...

If there are a low-risk patients who can be monitored, how would you do so? If unprovoked, would you consider stopping anticoagulation?

Is there a preferred strategy of transfusional support versus reduced-dose anticoagulation during the duration of thrombocytopenia?

Especially in a patient without hemophilia or thrombosis history?

Papers discussed in this category

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Blood, 2018 Jul 12

Ann. Intern. Med., 2019 Oct 15

Blood Transfus, 2018 Oct 24

J Thromb Haemost, 2018 May 08

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Blood, 2015 Dec 22

Contraception, 2016 May 03

Blood Cancer J, 2018 Feb 09

Blood, 2017 May 08

Blood, 2013-12-05

Blood Adv,


Lancet (London, England), 2010-07-03

J Intensive Care, 2014 Feb 20