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Venous thromboembolism risk, prophylaxis and management in cancer patients with COVID-19: An unmet medical need
Thrombosis Update ; 6, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1829604
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Cancer patients exhibit an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), with VTE being the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. The implementation of lockdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in decreased mobility and delayed access to care, thus further increasing the susceptibility to VTE. Cancer patients may also be at a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and have been shown to be more likely to experience severe COVID-19 disease compared to patients without cancer. Given that both cancer and COVID-19 exhibit a hypercoagulable state, stasis of blood flow, and endothelial injury, cancer patients with COVID-19 constitute a vulnerable population with a high risk of thrombosis and bleeding. However, to date there are limited studies evaluating whether cancer patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 have a higher VTE incidence than COVID-19 patients without cancer, how to assess the risk of VTE, prophylaxis and treatment in this special population. Herein, we highlight the urgent need for studies in cancer patients with COVID-19 to ensure appropriate patient care and improve clinical outcomes. © 2022 The Authors
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Thrombosis Update Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Thrombosis Update Year: 2022 Document Type: Article