Last updated on October 2018

The SYMPTOMS - SYstematic Elderly Medical Patients Thromboprophylaxis: Efficacy on Symptomatic OutcoMeS - Study


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Venous Thromboembolism
  • Age: Between 70 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient aged 70 years or older
  • Admitted to hospital for an acute medical illness
  • Anticipated duration of hospitalization of at least 4 days
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Admission for one of the following reasons:
  • Planned medical procedure.
  • Routine health assessment requiring admission for baseline/trending of health status (e.g., routine colonoscopy).
  • Admission encountered for another life circumstance that causes no bearing on health status and requires no medical intervention (e.g., lack of housing, economic inadequacy, care-giver respite, family circumstances, administrative).
  • Hypersensitivity to heparin
  • History of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Active bleeding
  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Platelet count of less than 80,000 per cubic millimeter
  • Patients who require anticoagulant therapy for any indication, and those who received any type of anticoagulant therapy for > 48 hours
  • Organic lesion prone to bleeding.
  • Hemorrhagic events or bleeding tendency due to hemostasis disorders.
  • Concomitant use of aspirin (> 160 mg/day), clopidogrel (> 75 mg/day), or of combined antiplatelet therapy
  • Creatinine clearance < 15 ml/min
  • Unable or unwilling to consent
  • Ischemic stroke + hemorrhagic transformation
  • Patient requiring admission to Intensive Care Unit

Recruitment Status: Open


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