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Table 2 Assessment of VTE

From: Systematic evaluation of the methodology of randomized controlled trials of anticoagulation in patients with cancer

  Overall, n (%) N=67
Screening for DVT  
Venography 31 (46)
125I-Fibrinogen-uptake test 14 (45)
Impedance plethysmography 7 (23)
Doppler Ultrasound 4 (13)
CT scan 5 (16)
No screening reported 1 (3)
  36 (54)
Screening for PE  
Ventilation/Perfusion Scan 6 (9)
Pulmonary Angiography 6 (100)
No screening reported 1 (15)
  61 (91)
Diagnosis of clinically suspected DVT  
Venography 51 (76)
125I-Fibrinogen-uptake test 44 (86)
Impedance plethysmography 4 (8)
Doppler Ultrasound 4 (8)
CT scan 30 (59)
Not reported 2 (4)
  16 (24)
Diagnosis of clinically suspected PE  
Ventilation/Perfusion Scan 44 (66)
CT of Thorax 40 (91)
Pulmonary Angiography 17 (39)
Autopsy 33 (75)
Not reported 12 (27)
  23 (34)
Outcomes reported  
Death 53 (79)
VTE 25 (37)
PE 31 (46)
DVT 38 (57)
Major bleeding 41 (61)
Minor bleeding 22 (33)
Thrombocytopenia 11 (16)
  1. CT= Computed tomography, VTE=Venous thromboembolism, PE=Pulmonary embolism, DVT=Deep vein thrombosis.