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Thrombophilia and the Risk of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism

Zachary J. Rhinehart, MD1; Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD, MS1; M. Patricia George, MD1
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1Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2015;314(18):1975-1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12598.
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To the Editor The Prolonged Anticoagulation During Eighteen Months vs Placebo After Initial Six-month Treatment for a First Episode of Idiopathic Pulmonary Embolism (PADIS-PE)1 trial investigated extended duration of warfarin therapy after a first episode of unprovoked pulmonary embolism. The results may be biased by the inclusion of patients with both identified and unidentified thrombophilias.

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November 10, 2015
Francis Couturaud, MD, PhD; Guy Meyer, MD; Dominique Mottier, MD
1Département de Médecine Interne et Pneumologie, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Brest, Brest, France
2Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP, Paris, France
3Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Brest, Brest, France
JAMA. 2015;314(18):1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12610.
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