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Once Daily Enoxaparin for Outpatient Treatment of Acute DVT and/or Pulmonary Embolism

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 19, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 30, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samuel Z.Goldhaber, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
To investigate the efficacy and safety of once daily enoxaparin as a "bridge" to warfarin for the outpatient treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

Condition Intervention
Deep Vein Thrombosis Pulmonary Embolism Drug: Enoxaparin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Once Daily Enoxaparin for Outpatient Treatment of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis and/or Pulmonary Embolism

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Further study details as provided by Samuel Z.Goldhaber, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Major Bleeding Complication [ Time Frame: 30 Days ]
    Major bleeding complication as defined as spinal, retroperitoneal, or intracranial bleeding; drop in hemoglobin ≥2g/dl or transfusion ≥2U or surgical or medical intervention, death related to bleeding.

  • Recurrent VTE [ Time Frame: 30 Days ]
    Major clotting complication (recurrent VTE) as defined as recurrent acute pulmonary embolism confirmed on chest CT or recurrent deep vein thrombosis in the contralateral extremity confirmed with venous ultrasound or CT scan while on once daily enoxaparin therapy.

  • Death [ Time Frame: 30 Days ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Enoxaparin Drug: Enoxaparin
Patient takes 1.5 mg per kilogram, once daily, subcutaneous injections until INR is therapeutic, then medication is stopped.
Other Name: Lovenox

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Symptomatic acute deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism confirmed by venous ultrasound and/or CT scan.
  2. Pulmonary embolism patients with normal right ventricular size on chest CT scan.
  3. Age greater than 18 years
  4. Anticipated discharge within 72 hours of admission
  5. Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnancy or intend to become pregnant
  2. Patients requiring ongoing hospitalization > 72 hours
  3. Hypersensitivity to heparin, pork products or enoxaparin
  4. Creatinine > 2.0 mg/dl
  5. Recurrent DVT and/or PE with oral anticoagulation
  6. Surgery or medical procedure planned during the study that may pose a significant bleeding risk
  7. Prior history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
  8. Inability to participate for follow up appointments and study visits
  9. Life expectancy < 30 days
  10. High risk of bleeding:

    1. Active major bleeding within 30 days by GUSTO criteria
    2. History of intracranial bleeding
    3. Major surgery or trauma within 10 days
    4. Head injury requiring hospitalization within 1 year
    5. Intracranial tumor
    6. Neurosurgery or non-cataract ophthalmologic surgery within 1 month
    7. Thrombocytopenia
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00413374

United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Samuel Z.Goldhaber, MD, Director, VTE Research Group, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00413374     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-P-000082
First Submitted: December 15, 2006
First Posted: December 19, 2006
Results First Submitted: June 22, 2011
Results First Posted: April 30, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 30, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Samuel Z.Goldhaber, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital:
Pulmonary Embolism
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis
Venous Thrombosis

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