Practical manual guide on venous thromboembolism

Stago UK has published a new educational guide on venous thromboembolism (VTE), the seventh booklet in Stago’s Practical Manual series, written by an international panel of scientific experts.

The 148-page publication provides the clinical laboratory with the latest medical and scientific advice on diagnosing, treating and monitoring this condition.

Venous thromboembolism is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, with 10 million cases occurring annually. Annual incidence rates range from eight to 27 per 10,000 individuals in the general population. This increases to between 20 and 70 per 10,000 for those aged 70 and over.

The Stago educational booklet takes a global and practical perspective: from VTE’s pathophysiology and clinical manifestations, through to diagnosis and management in various clinical situations. It also provides insights into specific patient populations and how diagnosis and outcomes might differ.

The clinical laboratory plays a crucial role in VTE diagnosis, from testing for D-dimer to looking for inherited and acquired thrombophilia.  As Gillian Eyre, Stago UK’s sales and marketing manager, explained: “Stago’s educational material is designed to strengthen the laboratory’s disease management role within an NHS hospital.

“It supports their overall clinical decision-making when collaborating with the medical teams, from early diagnosis to monitoring the success of VTE treatment. Our tools help to evaluate the risk of VTE recurrence, so they can better decide whether anticoagulant therapy can safely be discontinued or not, especially after a first, unprovoked VTE.”

The other booklets in the series are: Scores and Algorithms in Haemostasis and Thrombosis (2014), Antiphospholipid syndrome (2015), Parenteral anticoagulants with Oral anticoagulants (2017), Bleeding disorders (2018), and Platelets (2019).

To order a copy, email [email protected] quoting reference 301473.