Journal article

Factor V Leiden and G20210A prothrombin mutation and the risk of subclavian vein thrombosis in patients with breast cancer and a central venous catheter.

M Mandalà, G Curigliano, P Bucciarelli, G Ferretti, PM Mannucci, M Colleoni, A Ventura, G Peruzzotti, G Severi, PG Pelicci, R Biffi, F Orsi, S Cinieri, A Goldhirsch

Annals of Oncology | Published : 2004


BACKGROUND: To analyze the influence of the prothrombotic gene mutation factor V G1691A (factor V Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A on the risk of a first episode of catheter-related deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in a group of patients with breast cancer treated with chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 1999 and February 2001, the occurrence of a first symptomatic DVT was investigated in a cohort of 300 consecutive patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer treated at a single institution with fluorouracil-based chemotherapy, administered continuously through a totally implanted access port. A nested case-control study included 25 women (cases) with catheter-relat..

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