Study Identifies Predictors of Bleeding in Hospitalized Canc
The study’s findings were presented at the 2016 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Researchers examined data from a large cohort of patients admitted to a general oncology floor to identify risk factors predictive of bleeding during hospitalization. The incidence of major and clinically relevant bleeding was about 2 percent, compared to the incidence of inpatient VTE in a similar population of 4 percent. Morbid obesity, the type/site of malignancy, and anemia were among the factors predictive of bleeding...