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Journal:   IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ)   SEPTEMBER 2014 , Volume 16 , Number 9; Page(s) 1 To 5.
 
Paper: 

THE ASSOCIATION OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS WITH CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY: CHEMOTHERAPY OR SURGERY?

 
 
Author(s):  SAMAREH FEKRI MITRA, KHALILY ZADE MAHDIE*, FATEHI SHIMA
 
* CLINICAL RESEARCH UNIT, AFZALIPOOR HOSPITAL, KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KERMAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a well-recognized complication in patients with cancer. Chemotherapy and cancer surgery increase the risk of DVT in these patients. There are a few reports about the prevalence of DVT in patients with cancer regarding different managing modalities.
Objectives: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of DVT in patients with cancer, who were hospitalized in teaching hospitals, according to their treatment intervention.
Patients and Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted on 602 patients with cancer in Kerman, Iran, during years 2006-2007. Among the subjects, 301 had been operated and the rest had received chemotherapy. The prevalence of DVT was determined based on patients’ variables, cancer factors, and therapeutic modalities.
Results: Totally, 349 subjects (58%) were male. DVT incidence was 19.9%, most of the cases were over 40 years of age (82.2%), and 21.2% of males and 18.2% of females had developed DVT. The prevalence of DVT in chemotherapy group was higher than that in surgery group (21.9% and 17.9%, respectively); however, this difference was statistically insignificant. DVT developed more frequently in lung cancer (42%) with small cell carcinoma being the most common pathologic finding (42.9%) in those with lung cancer (P=0.0001).
Conclusions: DVT occurs frequently in patients with malignancies. In this study, there was no association between DVT prevalence and age as well as sex; nonetheless, the prevalence was significantly higher in some sites and in patients with certain pathologies. Although DVT prevalence was higher in chemotherapy than in surgery, the difference was insignificant. Informing patients with cancer about symptoms of DVT and prophylactic interventions are warranted.

 
Keyword(s): CHEMOTHERAPY, DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS, MALIGNANCY, SURGERY
 
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