Use of Catheter-directed Thromboylsis Increasing

July 22, 2014 8:04 PM

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Riyaz Bashir, MD, from Temple University in Philadelphia, and colleagues utilized data from the 2005 to 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample database to identify patients with a principal discharge diagnosis of proximal or caval DVT. Using propensity matched groups (3,594 in each group), comparisons were made between patients treated with CDT plus anticoagulation and patients treated with anticoagulation alone.

The researchers found that of 90,618 patients hospitalized for DVT, 3,649 (4.1%) underwent CDT. From 2005 to 2010, the CDT utilization rates increased from 2.3 to 5.9%. There were no significant differences in in-hospital mortality between the CDT and the anticoagulation groups (odds ratio [OR], 1.4...

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