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Hospice inpatient deep vein thrombosis detection (HIDDen) in advanced non-malignant diseases : A longitudinal pilot study

White, Clare; Noble, Simon; Swan, Flavia; Watson, Max; Allgar, Victoria; Napier, Eoin; Nelson, Annmarie; Johnson, Miriam J.


Clare White

Simon Noble

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Dr Flavia Swan
Research fellow in cancer rehabilitation

Max Watson

Victoria Allgar

Eoin Napier

Annmarie Nelson


© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Objectives: To gain preliminary data regarding the prevalence of proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in those with non-malignant conditions admitted to specialist palliative care units (SPCUs). Methods: Data were collected as part of a prospective longitudinal observational study in five SPCUs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Registration: ISRCTN97567719) to estimate the prevalence of proximal femoral vein DVT in people admitted to SPCUs. The primary outcome for this exploratory substudy was the prevalence of DVT in patients with non-malignant palliative conditions. Consecutive consenting adults underwent bilateral femoral vein ultrasonography within 48 hours of admission. Data were collected on symptoms associated with venous thromboembolism. Patients were ineligible if the estimated prognosis was


White, C., Noble, S., Swan, F., Watson, M., Allgar, V., Napier, E., …Johnson, M. J. (in press). Hospice inpatient deep vein thrombosis detection (HIDDen) in advanced non-malignant diseases : A longitudinal pilot study. BMJ supportive & palliative care, bmjspcare-2019-002039.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 20, 2020
Online Publication Date Feb 11, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 6, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care
Print ISSN 2045-435X
Electronic ISSN 2045-4368
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages bmjspcare-2019-002039
Keywords Venous thromboembolism; Non-malignant; Hospices; Palliative care; Thromboprophylaxis; DVT
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