Prophylaxis of Venous Thrombo-Embolism in Cancer Patients Under Palliative Care

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : March 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2006
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University Hospital, Geneva

Brief Summary:
To determine the efficacy and to measure the complications of prophylactic anticoagulation using low-molecular weight heparin in adult cancer patients under palliative care

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cancer Venous Thromboembolism Drug: nadroparin

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2001
Study Completion Date : July 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Palliative Care

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cancer patients in palliative care
  • Patients fully informed about their condition
  • Signed informed consent
  • No exclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Absence of advanced cancer
  • Cancer previously cured
  • Venous thromboembolism diagnosed within 6 months prior to inclusion
  • Absence of discerning capacity
  • Active anti-thrombotic treatment with heparins or coumarines
  • Thrombocytopenia <50G/l
  • PTT >45sec
  • TP<35%
  • Active bleeding
  • Renal failure <20ml/min
  • Past history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00303407

Center of Continuous Care, chemin de la Savonnière
Collonge-Bellerive (Geneva), Geneva, Switzerland, 1245
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Catherine Weber, MD Center of Continuous Care, chemin de la Savonnière 11, CH-1245 Collonge-Bellerive

Publications: Identifier: NCT00303407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPOT 99/54
First Posted: March 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2006
Last Verified: December 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Venous Thromboembolism
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action