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Correction

Correction - Fewer venous thromboembolism recurrences occurred with 6 months than with 6 weeks of anticoagulant therapy

ACP J Club. 1996 Jul-Aug;125:A16A16. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-1996-125-1-A16

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• Corrected Abstract or Commentary: Fewer venous thromboembolism recurrences occurred with 6 months than with 6 weeks of anticoagulant therapy



In a recent commentary by Geerts [Fewer venous thromboembolism recurrences occurred with 6 months than with 6 weeks of anticoagulant therapy (1)], the first sentence of the second paragraph should read: Only 1% of patients had recurrent thromboembolic events while receiving anticoagulants; and only 1% of patients who were anticoagulated for 6 months had major bleeding.


Reference

1. Fewer venous thromboembolism recurrences occurred with 6 months than with 6 weeks of anticoagulant therapy [Abstract]. ACP J Club. 1996 Jan-Feb;124:9. Abstract of: Schulman S, Rhedin AS, Lindmarker P, et al. and the Duration of Anticoagulation Trial Study Group. A comparison of six weeks with six months of oral anticoagulant therapy after a first episode of venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med. 1995 Jun 22;332:1661-5. [PubMed ID: 7760866]