Two years experience of a multidisciplinary approach for pediatric thrombosis in a tertiary referral center


Tuna R.

Sağlık Bilimlerinde İleri Araştırmalar Dergisi, vol.3, no.1, pp.1-4, 2019 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jarhs2020-650905
  • Title of Journal : Sağlık Bilimlerinde İleri Araştırmalar Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4

Abstract

Pediatric thrombosis has unique characteristics due to its epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment considerations. Children diagnosed with thrombosis should be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team at the level of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. Here we present our 2 years experience of pediatric thrombosis patients with a multidisciplinary thrombosis council management. We retrospectively reviewed case presentations and recommendations of monthly thrombosis council for 61 children (95 admissions) between November 2017 and August 2019. The male/female ratio was 1.54 and children and adolescents were the majority of evaluated 61 patients. Based on patients' clinical and radiological status, treatment and prophylaxis periods were determined. Cerebral arterial and sinovenous thrombosis were more common in our pediatric thrombosis council cases. Acquired risk factors for thrombosis were more common than congenital thrombophilia. Infection and elevated Factor VIII were commonest, respectively. Thirty-nine patients (64%) received primary or secondary prophylaxis with vitamin K antagonists, aspirin or LMVH for different periods. Further studies on treatment and prophylaxis management are needed for the improvement of evidence-based guidelines in pediatric thrombosis. Multidisciplinary councils may improve patient care for pediatric patients with complicated thrombosis.

Keywords: Pediatric thrombosis, treatment, prophylaxis, multidisciplinary management