Impact of inherited thrombophilia on venous thromboembolism in children - A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Guy Young, Manuela Albisetti, Mariana Bonduel, Leonardo Brandao, Anthony Chan, Frauke Friedrichs, Neil A Goldenberg, Eric Grabowski, Christine Heller, Janna Journeycake, Gili Kenet, Anne Kruempel, Karin Kurnik, Aaron Lubetsky, Christoph Male, Marilyn Manco-Johnson, Prasad Mathew, Paul Monagle, Heleen van Ommen, Paolo Simioni Show all
CIRCULATION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to estimate the impact of inherited thrombophilia (IT) on the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) onset and recurrence in children by a meta-analysis of published observational studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: A systematic search of electronic databases (Medline, EMBASE, OVID, Web of Science, The Cochrane Library) for studies published from 1970 to 2007 was conducted using key words in combination as both MeSH terms and text words. Citations were independently screened by 2 authors, and those meeting the inclusion criteria defined a priori were retained. Data on year of publication, study design, country of origin, number of patients/controls, ethni..View full abstract
The study was supported by grants from the Karl Brocker Stiftung and the local university research project Innovative Medizinische Forschung in Munster. These study supporters had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, or data interpretation or in the writing of this report.