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Abstracts for Venous Thromboembolism, Free Paper Session, Thursday 17 September 10.30–11.15, Pippard Lecture Theatre
Ischaemia modified albumin: a new biomarker for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism?
  1. E. Hinchliffe,
  2. S. Haslam,
  3. B. Sethi,
  4. A. Vylkov,
  5. K. Hogg
  1. Salford Royal Hospital

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    Background

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is responsible for 32 000 deaths in hospitalised patients every year in the UK. Initial investigation of patients with suspected VTE recommends clinical probability score and D-dimer blood test. The Thromboembolism Assessment and Diagnosis (THREAD) study is a prospective diagnostic VTE study which aims to assess new blood biomarkers which may …

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