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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143--145

Low molecular weight heparin: A practical approach in deep venous thrombosis in palliative care

Department of Radiotherapy, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

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Samrat Dutta
Department of Radiotherapy, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.84536

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Introduction: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of the many cause of pain in advance cases of carcinoma cervix. The most widely used agent for combating DVT is unfractionated heparin. Aims: Aims of this study is to see the efficacy of the use of low molecular weight (LMW) haparin and its practical utility in palliative care settings. Materials and Methods: Twelve cases of established DVT received enoxaparin at 40 mg/m with warfarin. Results: There was 70% resolution of limb swelling in seven cases. Out of remaining four cases took two months to resolve and one case did not resolve completely. Conclusions: LMV heparin is effective in palliative care setting and also has added advantage of subcutaneous route of administration.


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