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

This study has been terminated.
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University Hospital, Geneva Identifier:
First received: March 15, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2005
History: No changes posted

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 Intervention Phase
Venous Thromboembolism
Drug: nadroparin
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Geneva:

Study Start Date: January 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2002

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

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: 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
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00303407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPOT 99/54
Study First Received: March 15, 2006
Last Updated: March 15, 2006
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Venous Thromboembolism
Venous Thrombosis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases processed this record on November 20, 2014