Recent advances in the treatment of thromboembolic diseases: venous thromboembolism.
Med Res Rev. 2007 Nov;27(6):891-914
Authors: Agrawal YK, Vaidya H, Bhatt H, Manna K, Brahmkshatriya P
Venous thromboembolic diseases are the major concern of rising cost of healthcare and are commonest health problem across the globe. Both genetic and acquired risk factors are believed to be strongly linked with these diseases. Commonly encountered problems to the therapy include dose fixing and routine monitoring, yet some serious problems of bleeding also necessitate the immediate need to develop new agents. The review is primarily concerned with the new developments in the treatment of thromboembolic diseases. Therapeutic applications of anticoagulants, antiplatelets, and thrombolytics have been discussed in enough detail.
PMID: 17318813 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]