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Editor's Correspondence
February 23, 2004

Thrombosis Prophylaxis in Cancer Patients With a Central Venous Catheter

Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(4):459-460. doi:10.1001/archinte.164.4.459-a

We read with great interest the article by Klerk et al1 about thrombosis in patients with a central venous catheter, in which the authors performed a critical review of the published data up to May 2002. At present, to our knowledge, only 2 prospective studies on thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients with a central venous catheter have been published.2,3 In their conclusion, Klerk et al1 highlighted the need for more prospective studies, notably comparing various forms of thromboprophylaxis. We would like to bring to their attention a study that we recently published, comparing for the first time 2 thromboprophylactic approaches.4