Publication Abstract

Authors: Yoon L, Clarke Hillyer G, Chen L, Hu JC, Neugut AI, Hershman DL, Wright JD

Title: Predictors of Interventional Treatment Use for Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients.

Journal: Cancer Invest 34(8):408-14

Date: 2016 Sep 13

Abstract: Venous thromboembolic disease is a major cause of morbidity in cancer patients. The Perspective database was used to identify patients with solid tumors and a diagnosis of VTE from 2006 to 2012. We examined use of IVC filters, thrombolysis, and thrombectomy. Among 32,545 patients, 23.1% received an IVC filter, 1.9% thrombolytic therapy, and 0.4% underwent thrombectomy. Use of IVC filters decreased between 2006 and 2012 (23.4% to 21.2%, p = 0.012). Older patients, uninsured patients, Hispanics, and those with more comorbidities were more likely to undergo filter placement while patients at rural hospitals were less likely to receive an IVC filter (p < 0.05 for all).