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Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism (GRIP VTE) in 5 Gulf countries.
Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2009 May-Jun; 15(3):289-96CA

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism was the first prospective multicenter registry conducted in Arabian Gulf countries to explore the epidemiology of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disorders and to provide data on diagnosis and disease management.

METHODS

Data on 242 patients with confirmed VTE were submitted between September 2003 and November 2003 from 28 contributing hospitals in the Arabian Gulf region. Differences between groups were assessed by the chi(2) test or Fisher exact test for categorical variables. The Student's t test was used for testing proportions.

RESULTS

The frequency of VTE cases is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), 187 (77.27%); pulmonary embolism (PE), 35 (14.46%); and DVT with PE, 20 (8.26%). The most common symptoms of DVT and DVT/PE patients were calf pain (72%), calf swelling (63.8%), and localized tenderness (52.2%). The most common symptoms in patients with PE alone and DVT/PE were dyspnea (83.6%), thoracic pain (69.1%), and cough (40%). Risk factors for VTE were immobilization (41.3%), age >65 years (28.9%), a history of VTE (20.7%), and trauma (19%). Among surgical interventions, orthopedic procedures induced the greatest number of VTE cases, followed by general surgery and gynecological procedures. Low-molecular-weight heparins were chosen to treat 33.7% of DVT cases, whereas unfractionated heparin was used in 21.9% of cases.

CONCLUSION

VTE remains a common problem in medical and surgical patients in the Arabian Gulf states. Recognition of the common risk factors is of extreme importance to implement the appropriate prophylactic strategy according to the published guidelines.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait. hem_63@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18400764

Citation

Al Sayegh, Faisal, et al. "Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients With Venous Thromboembolism (GRIP VTE) in 5 Gulf Countries." Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis : Official Journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, vol. 15, no. 3, 2009, pp. 289-96.
Al Sayegh F, Almahmeed W, Al Humood S, et al. Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism (GRIP VTE) in 5 Gulf countries. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2009;15(3):289-96.
Al Sayegh, F., Almahmeed, W., Al Humood, S., Marashi, M., Bahr, A., Al Mahdi, H., ... Al Farhan, M. (2009). Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism (GRIP VTE) in 5 Gulf countries. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis : Official Journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, 15(3), pp. 289-96. doi:10.1177/1076029608315168.
Al Sayegh F, et al. Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients With Venous Thromboembolism (GRIP VTE) in 5 Gulf Countries. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2009;15(3):289-96. PubMed PMID: 18400764.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism (GRIP VTE) in 5 Gulf countries. AU - Al Sayegh,Faisal, AU - Almahmeed,Wael, AU - Al Humood,Salah, AU - Marashi,Mahmoud, AU - Bahr,Ahmed, AU - Al Mahdi,Hasan, AU - Bakir,Sherif, AU - Al Farhan,Maha, Y1 - 2008/04/08/ PY - 2008/4/11/pubmed PY - 2009/7/10/medline PY - 2008/4/11/entrez SP - 289 EP - 96 JF - Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis JO - Clin. Appl. Thromb. Hemost. VL - 15 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: The Global Risk Profile Verification in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism was the first prospective multicenter registry conducted in Arabian Gulf countries to explore the epidemiology of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disorders and to provide data on diagnosis and disease management. METHODS: Data on 242 patients with confirmed VTE were submitted between September 2003 and November 2003 from 28 contributing hospitals in the Arabian Gulf region. Differences between groups were assessed by the chi(2) test or Fisher exact test for categorical variables. The Student's t test was used for testing proportions. RESULTS: The frequency of VTE cases is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), 187 (77.27%); pulmonary embolism (PE), 35 (14.46%); and DVT with PE, 20 (8.26%). The most common symptoms of DVT and DVT/PE patients were calf pain (72%), calf swelling (63.8%), and localized tenderness (52.2%). The most common symptoms in patients with PE alone and DVT/PE were dyspnea (83.6%), thoracic pain (69.1%), and cough (40%). Risk factors for VTE were immobilization (41.3%), age >65 years (28.9%), a history of VTE (20.7%), and trauma (19%). Among surgical interventions, orthopedic procedures induced the greatest number of VTE cases, followed by general surgery and gynecological procedures. Low-molecular-weight heparins were chosen to treat 33.7% of DVT cases, whereas unfractionated heparin was used in 21.9% of cases. CONCLUSION: VTE remains a common problem in medical and surgical patients in the Arabian Gulf states. Recognition of the common risk factors is of extreme importance to implement the appropriate prophylactic strategy according to the published guidelines. SN - 1076-0296 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18400764/Global_Risk_Profile_Verification_in_Patients_with_Venous_Thromboembolism__GRIP_VTE__in_5_Gulf_countries_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1076029608315168?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -