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Key Findings: CDC Study Finds People with Blood Clots at Risk of Permanent Work-Related Disability
CDC collaborated on a study of individuals who had participated in two previous Norwegian studies, looking at each participant’s risk of a first-time VTE during 1994-2008. The new study looked at whether or not participants who previously developed a first-time VTE subsequently received a disability pension due to work-related disability.
(Published August 16, 2016)

New Project Findings
CDC project informs efforts to understand and monitor number of people affected by blood clots in US
(Published October 15, 2015)

New Study Findings
Multiple data sources needed for accurate reporting of blood clots after surgery
(Published June 23, 2015)

New VTE Study
Health conditions, hospital characteristics associated with blood clot diagnosis among patients.
(Published June 23, 2015)

New risk factors for VTE
Study explores levels of proteins important in blood clotting as possible new risk factors for VTE
(Published October 15, 2014)

Preventing HA-VTE 
VTE is both a public health problem and a preventable patient safety problem.
(Published March 6, 2014)

Use of CT Scans in EDs
Diagnosis of PE associated with and trends in use of CT scans among patients with chest symptoms.
(Published: December 17, 2013)

Are You at Risk for Blood Clots?
Get free tools from the Stop the Clot, Spread the WordTM campaign.
(Published: March 6, 2017)

CDC Challenge Winners
CDC recognized 8 organizations in helping patients prevent healthcare-associated blood clots.
(Published: April 4, 2016)

Learn Signs and Symptoms of DVT
These types of blood clots are preventable and treatable if discovered early.
(Published: March 7, 2016)

Protect Yourself from Blood Clots
If you are currently or recently hospitalized, recovering from surgery, or being treated for cancer, you are at increased risk of developing serious and potentially deadly blood clots.
(Published: October 12, 2015)

Do You Know about Blood Clots and Travel?
Blood clots can be a serious risk for anyone traveling more than four hours.
(Published: March 24, 2014)

Preventing Venous Thromboembolism
(Published: January 7, 2013)

Recent Articles

* These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published, from present to 2006.


Preventing Hospital-Acquired Thromboembolism: Lessons from the Field
Auerbach, A. (Ed.). (2016). Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: Lessons from the Field [Supplement]. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 11, S1-S43.
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Characteristics and Risk Factors of Cancer Associated Venous Thromboembolism
Faiz AS, Khan I, Beckman MG, Bockenstedt P, Heit JA, Kulkarni R, Manco-Johnson M, Moll S, Ortel TL, Philipp CS.
Thromb Res. 2015 Sep;136(3):535-41.
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Whole Blood Gene Expression Profiles Distinguish Clinical Phenotypes of Venous Thromboembolism
Lewis DA, Suchindran S, Beckman MG, Hooper WC, Grant AM, Heit JA, Manco-Johnson M, Moll S, Philipp CS, De Staercke C, Pyle M, Chi JT, Ortel TL
Thromb Res 2015 April; 135(4):659-65
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Determinants of Venous Thromboembolism among Hospitalizations of US Adults: A Multilevel Analysis
Tsai J, Grant AM, Beckman MG, Grosse SD, Yusuf HR, Richardson LC
PLoS One 2015 April 16;10(4)
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Using Multiple Sources of Data for Surveillance of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism among Surgical Patients Treated in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, 2005–2010
Nelson RE, Grosse S, Waitzman NJ, Lin J, DuVall SL,
Patterson O, Tsai J, Reyes N
Thromb Res (2015)
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Public Health Surveillance of Nonmalignant Blood Disorders.
Am J Prev Med. 2014 Nov;47(5):664-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.07.025. Epub 2014 Sep 19.
Beckman MG, Hulihan MM, Byams VR, Oakley MA, Reyes N, Trimble S, Grant AM.
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Risk of Venous Thromboembolism among Hospitalizations of Adults with Selected Autoimmune Diseases.
J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2014 Oct;38(3):306-13. doi: 10.1007/s11239-014-1050-0.
Yusuf HR, Hooper WC, Beckman MG, Zhang QC, Tsai J, Ortel TL.
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Postpartum Venous Thromboembolism: Incidence and Risk Factors
Tepper NK, Boulet SL, Whiteman MK, Monsour M, Marchbanks PA, Hooper WC, Curtis KM
Obstet Gynecol 2014 May;123(5):987-96.
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CDC Grand Rounds: Preventing Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Mar 7;63(9):190-3.
Streiff MB, Brady JP, Grant AM, Grosse SD, Wong B, Popovic T.
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High Factor VIII, von Willebrand Factor, and Fibrinogen Levels and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Blacks and Whites
Payne AB, Miller CH, Hooper WC, Lally C, Austin HD
Ethn Dis 2014 Spring;24(2):169-74.
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Differences in Thrombotic Risk Factors in Black and White Women with Adverse Pregnancy Outcome.
Thrombosis Research 2013 Nov; pii:S0049-3848(13)00510-0. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2013.10.035 {Epub ahead of print} Philipp CS, Faiz AS, Beckman MG, Grant A, et. al.
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Hospitalizations of Adults >60 Years of Age With Venous Thromboembolism
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis Hemostasis. 27 June 2013. [epub ahead of print]
Yusuf HR, Reyes N, Zhang QC, Okoroh EM, Siddiqi AEA, Tsai J.
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Predictive Accuracy of 29-Comorbidity Index for In-Hospital Deaths in US Adult Hospitalizations with a Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism
Tsai J, Abe K, Boulet SL, Beckman MG, Hooper WC, Grant AM&
PLoS One. 2013 Jul 26;8(7):e70061. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070061. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23922902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3724730.
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Modeling Uncertain Outcomes of Genetic Testing: Factor V Leiden and Pregnant Women
Grosse SD, Caughey AB
Genet Med. 2013 May;15(5):335-7
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Incidence-based cost estimates require population-based incidence data. A critique of Mahan et al.
Scott D. Grosse
The following paper was published in modified form by Schattauer in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. doi:10.1160/TH11-09-0666
Thromb Haemost 2012; 107:192–193
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Family History of Myocardial Infarction Is a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolism Among Whites But Not Among Blacks
Mili FD, Hooper WC, Lally C, Austin H
Clin Appl Thromb Hemost; June 12, 2012. [E-pub ahead of print}
DOI: 10.1177/1076029612448419
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Characteristics of abdominal vein thrombosis in children and adults
Landi D, Beckman MG, Shah NR, Bockenstedt P, Grant AM, Heit JA, Key NS, Kulkarni R, Manco-Johnson M, Moll S, Philipp CS, Andersen JC, Ortel TL.
Thromb Haemost 2013 Apr 8;109(4):625-32.
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Health care expenditures associated with venous thromboembolism among children.
Boulet SL, Grosse SD, Hooper WC.
Thrombosis Research 2012;E publication May 12(5):583-587.
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Increased risk of venous thromboembolism is associated with genetic variation in heme oxygenase-1 in Blacks.
Bean CJ, Boulet SL, Ellingsen D, Trau H, Ghaji N, Hooper WC, Austin H.
Thrombosis Research 2012;130:942-947.
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Family history of myocardial infarction is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism among Whites but not among Blacks.
Mili FD, Hooper WC, Lally C, Austin H.
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis. 2012 June 13 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1177/1076029612448419.
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Trends in in-hospital deaths among hospitalizations with pulmonary embolism.
Tsai J, Grosse SD, Grant AM, Hooper WC, Atrash HK.
Archives of internal medicine 2012;172(12):960-961.
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Correlates of in-hospital deaths among hospitalizations with pulmonary embolism: findings from the 2001-2008 National Hospital Discharge Survey.
Tsai J, Grosse SD, Grant AM, Reyes NL, Hooper WC, Atrash HK.
PLoS One 2012;7(7):e34048.
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Venous Thromboembolism in Adult Hospitalizations — United States, 2007–2009
MMWR; June 8, 2012 / 61(22);401-404
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The Effects of Obesity on Venous Thromboembolism:  A Review
Yang G, De Staercke C, Hooper WC
OJPM 2;2012(4):499-509
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Obesity-related Coagulation Changes in Pregnancy
Smrtka MP, Thames B, Beckman M, Rajgor D, Gandhi M,
James AH
Thrombosis Research; February 2012; 129(2):204-6.
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Incidence-based Cost Estimates Require Population-based Incidence Data: A Critique of Mahan et al.
Thrombosis and Hemostasis; January 2012; 107(1):192–193.
Grosse SD
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Developing Surveillance Activities for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Beckman MG, Grosse SD, Kenney KM, Grant AM, Atrash HK
American Journal of Preventive Medicine; December 2011; 41(6S4): S428–S434.
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The Impact of Co-morbid Conditions on Family History of Venous Thromboembolism in Whites and Blacks
Mili FD, Hooper WC, Lally C, Austin H
Thrombosis Research; April 2011; 127:309-316.
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New Gene Variants Associated with Venous Thrombosis: A Replication Study in White and Black Americans
Austin H, De Staercke C, Lally C, Bezemer ID, Rosendaal FR, Hooper WC
Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis; 2011; 9(3):489-95
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Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism Among Privately Insured US Adults
Boulet SL, Grosse SD, Hooper WC, Beckman MG, Atrash HK
Archives of Internal Medicine; October 2010; 170(19):1774–1775
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Comparison of Characteristics from White- and Black-Americans with Venous Thromboembolism: A Cross-Sectional Study
American Journal of Hematology, July 2010; 85(7):467-71.
Heit J, Beckman M, Bockenstedt P, et al.
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Venous Thromboembolism: A Public Health Problem in Need of a Public Health Response
American Journal of Preventive Medicine; April 2010, Volume 38, Issue 4, Supplement 1, pp. S495-S501.
Beckman M, Hooper WC, Critchley S, Ortel TL
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Venous Thromboembolism in African-Americans: A Literature-based Commentary
Thrombosis Research; January 2010; Volume 125, Issue 1, pp. 12-8.
Hooper WC.
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Hormonal Contraception, Sickle Cell Trait, and Risk for Venous Thromboembolism among African American Women
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; June 2009, Volume 200, Issue 6, 620.e1-3.
Austin H, Lally C, Benson JM, Whitsett C, Hooper WC, Key NS.
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Fibrinogen Gamma Gene 3′-end Polymorphisms and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in the African-American and Caucasian Population
Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis; June 2009, Volume 101, Issue 6, pp. 1078-84.
de Willige SU, Pyle ME, Vos, HL, et al.
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Public Health Research Activities in Venous Thromboembolism
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology; 2008, Volume 28 p. 394-5.
Beckman M, Critchley S, Hooper WC, Grant A, Kulkarni R.
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Sickle Cell Trait and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism among Blacks
Blood; August 1, 2007, Volume 110, Issue 3, pp. 908-12.
Austin H, Key NS, Benson JM, Lally C, Dowling NF, Whitsett C, Hooper WC.
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The Prevalence of the Prothrombin Gene Variant C20209T in African-Americans and Caucasians and Lack of Association with Venous Thromboembolism
Thrombosis Research; 2006, Volume 118, Issue 6, pp. 767-8.
Hooper WC, Roberts S, Dowling N, Austin H, Lally C, Whitsett C.
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