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Treatment Descriptions Are Valuable to Clinicians FREE TO VIEW

John Judson, MD, FCCP
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Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Deschapelles, Haiti

Correspondence to: John P. Judson, MD, FCCP, Medical Director, Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Deschapelles, Haiti



Chest. 1999;116(5):1492. doi:10.1378/chest.116.5.1492
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To the Editor:

I have read with interest the article by Yusen et al (April 1999)1 entitled “Criteria for Outpatient Management of Proximal Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis.” It appears to be a well- designed study, but the results are difficult to evaluate because the authors have not defined their treatment protocol. Did they use the same medications and doses for all patients? Was the dose of heparin based on the patient’s weight?

The authors are to be congratulated for their ability to point out the logic of outpatient treatment. For clinicians, however, such studies become far more relevant if the actual treatment methods are described.

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Yusen, R, Haraden, B, Gage, B, et al (1999) Criteria for outpatient management of proximal lower extremity deep venous thrombosis.Chest115,972-979. [PubMed] [CrossRef]
 

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Yusen, R, Haraden, B, Gage, B, et al (1999) Criteria for outpatient management of proximal lower extremity deep venous thrombosis.Chest115,972-979. [PubMed] [CrossRef]
 
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