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Hypercoagulability and Thromboembolic Risk in Patients With Malignant Disease, Evaluated by Thrombelastograph (TEG®)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2006 by Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: November 16, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2006
History: No changes posted

Patients with malignancies are at high risk of developing a thromboembolic complication and their treatment with chemo- and or radiation therapy further enhances this risk.

Conventional haemostatic tests are not suitable as a screening tool of a hypercoagulable state. A hypercoagulable profile identified with the whole blood Thrombelastograph (TEG) Analyzer parameter maximal amplitude (MA) is reported to correlate with thrombotic events in patients undergoing major non-cardial surgery and recurrent ischemic events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

In this study we investigate the correlation between TEG measurements and thromboembolic events in patients with newly diagnosed malignancies.

The hypotheses of this study are:

  1. Patients with malignancies and hypercoagulability, defined as a TEG MA>69 mm and /or R<4 min is at increased risk of developing thromboembolic complications as compared to those with a MA<69 mm and/or a R>4 min.
  2. Hypercoagulability and hence TEG R and MA values are affected by the treatment instituted in these patients (chemo and radiation therapy) rendering the patients more hypercoagulable and hence at increased risk of developing thrombotic complications.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Hypercoagulability and Thromboembolic Risk in Patients With Malignant Disease, Evaluated by Thrombelastograph (TEG®)

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Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: November 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mamma cancer
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00400504

Contact: Louise Bochsen, MSc +4535452033

Rigshospitalet Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark, DK-2100
Principal Investigator: Louise Bochsen, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study Chair: Pär I Johansson, MD Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study Director: Gedske Daugaard, MD Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  More Information Identifier: NCT00400504     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TEG-Onkologi
Study First Received: November 16, 2006
Last Updated: November 16, 2006

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Hematologic Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017