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Trial Protocol: a randomised controlled trial of extended anticoagulation treatment versus routine anticoagulation treatment for the prevention of recurrent VTE and post thrombotic syndrome in patients being treated for a first episode of unprovoked VTE (The ExACT Study).

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BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism comprising pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis is a common condition with an incidence of approximately 1 per 1,000 per annum causing both mortality and serious morbidity. The principal aim of treatment of a venous thromboembolism with heparin and warfarin is to prevent extension or recurrence of clot. However, the recurrence rate following a deep vein thrombosis remains approximately 10% per annum following treatment cessation irrespective of the d...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2261-13-16

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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC cardiovascular disorders Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
16
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-2261
ISSN:
1471-2261
URN:
uuid:7ebf75f9-7552-4b31-9e2f-e33e2e593c8c
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394676
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pubs:394676

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