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Obesity may increase risk for pediatric VTE

Obesity may increase risk for pediatric VTE
HemOnc Today, July 25, 2016

Obesity may be a significant risk factor for venous thromboembolism among children, according to results of a single-institution study.

Multiple risk factors for pediatric VTE have been identified, such as bloodstream infection and prolonged hospitalization. Although obesity is a well-established risk factor for VTE in adults, previous studies pertaining to its impact in children have produced mixed results.

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Obesity may increase risk for pediatric VTE

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2016
Obesity may be a significant risk factor for venous thromboembolism among children, according to results of a single-institution study. Multiple risk…

Commentary

How the making of it matters

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2016
Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, MD, FRCPC
We started with the idea that red cells are resilient. They live for 120 days, traversing capillaries and splenic meshes narrower than their unsprung…

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July 23, 2016
Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has been named the inaugural recipient of The Society of Memorial Sloan…

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