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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Edwin J. R. van Beek (Editor), Harry R. Büller (Editor), Matthijs Oudkerk (Co-Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-74500-7

Apr 2009

584 pages


Dedicated to dealing with a challenging disease, previously thought to be incurable, but with the advent of new drugs, now amenable to management and a much improved prognosis for patients.

- Latest publication in a fast-moving area of keen clinical interest
- Authored by leading international authorities
- Builds on success of a respected first edition
- Incorporates new data on latest imaging technologies and therapies
- Covers both the science and clinical aspects, including presentation, surgical intervention and drug therapy
- Includes coverage of both Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis


About the Editors.


Part I – Introduction.

Chapter 1 Causes of Venous Thrombosis (Frits R. Rosendaal).

Chapter 2 The Natural History of Venous Thromboembolism (Paolo Prandoni).

Part II - Clinical Presentation.

Chapter 3 Clinical Presentation of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Maaike Söhne, Roel Vink, Harry R. Büller).

Chapter 4 Clinical Presentation of Pulmonary Embolism (Maaike Söhne, Roel Vink, Harry R. Büller).

Part III - Diagnostic Procedures.

Chapter 5 Clinical prediction rules for diagnosis of venous Thromboembolism (Grégoire Le Gal, Marc A. Rodger).

Chapter 6 Plasma D-Dimer and Venous Thromboembolic Disease (Marc Righini, Henri Bounameaux, Arnaud Perrier).

Chapter 7 Computed Tomography for Thromboembolic Disease (Lawrence R. Goodman, Edwin J.R. van Beek).

Chapter 8 Lung Scintigraphy (Jane A.E. Dutton, Heok K. Cheow, A. Michael Peters).

Chapter 9 MRI and MRA of the Pulmonary Vasculature (Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Peter M.A. van Ooijen, Edwin J.R. van Beek, Matthijs Oudkerk).

Chapter 10 Pulmonary Angiography: Technique, Indications and Complications (Marjolein van Loveren, Edwin J.R. van Beek, Matthijs Oudkerk).

Chapter 11 Echocardiography in Pulmonary Embolism (Günter Görge, Raimund Erbel).

Chapter 12 Ultrasonography of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Sebastian M. Schellong).

Chapter 13 Conventional, Computed Tomographic and Magnetic Resonance Venography (John T. Murchison, John H. Reid, Ian N. Gillespie).

Part IV - Diagnostic Management Strategies.

Chapter 14 Diagnostic Management Strategies in Patients with Suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (Philip S. Wells).

Chapter 15 Diagnostic Management Strategies in Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism (Renée A. Douma, Pieter W. Kamphuisen, Edwin J.R. van Beek, Matthijs Oudkerk, Harry R. Büller).

Chapter 16 Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy (Wee Shian Chan, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg).

Chapter 17 Management of Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Childhood (C. Heleen van Ommen, Harriet Heijboer, Marjolein Peters).

Chapter 18 Management of Suspected Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (Robin Condliffe, Charlie A. Elliot, David G. Kiely).

Part V - Prevention of VTE.

Chapter 19 Mechanical Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (Juan I. Arcelus, Joseph A. Caprini).

Chapter 20 Pharmacological Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (Willem M. Lijfering, Jan van der Meer).

Chapter 21 Vena Cava Filters and Venous Thromboembolism (Patrick Mismetti, Silvy Laporte, Fabrice Guy Barral, Hervé Decousus).

Part VI - Conservative and Surgical Treatment.

Chapter 22 Initial and Long-Term Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Gary Raskob).

Chapter 23 Initial and Long-term Treatment of Patients with Pulmonary Embolism (Guy Meyer, Victor Tapson).

Chapter 24 Thrombolysis for the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (Giancarlo Agnelli, Cecilia Becattini).

Chapter 25 Surgical Intervention in the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (Michael M. Madani, Stuart W. Jamieson).

Chapter 26 Interventional Techniques for Venous Thrombosis (Jim A. Reekers, Edwin J.R. van Beek).