Table 1

Patient characteristics and details of therapy

Year of presentation Age (years) Sex Duration of injection (years) Associated conditions Hospital therapy (days) Home therapy (weeks) Total therapy (weeks) Outcome
(3 months)
199425m8NilHeparin (3)Nil0Cure
199731m16NilHeparin (7)Tinzaparin (4)5Swollen
199730f5STI/bacteraemiaTinzaparin1-150(12)Tinzaparin (10)12Swollen
199825m2OsteomyelitisTinzaparin (26)Tinzaparin (8)12Cure
199831m11Abs/bacteraemiaTinzaparin (8)Tinzaparin (6)7Swollen
199832m17BacteraemiaTinzaparin (14)Tinzaparin (4)6Swollen
199823m3PE/Abs/bacteraemiaTinzaparin1-151(40)Warfarin (26)26Lost
199843m17NilTinzaparin (14)Tinzaparin (2)4Cure
199824f2NilTinzaparin (10)Tinzaparin (2)4Lost
199822f5NilTinzaparin (3)Tinzaparin (12)12Swollen
199833f10AbsTinzaparin1-152(14)Tinzaparin (6)8Swollen
199836m4STI groinTinzaparin (15)Nil2Cure
199826m3NilNilNil0Swollen
199823f4Abs/bacteraemiaTinzaparin (4)Tinzaparin (12)12Swollen
199934m14Abs/bacteraemiaTinzaparin (21)Tinzaparin (6)9Cure
199935f10BacteraemiaTinzaparin (7)Tinzaparin (2)3Lost
199924m6Abs/bacteraemiaTinzaparin (14)Tinzaparin (6)8Cure
199925f7AbsTinzaparin (7)Tinzaparin (5)6Cure
199930m7AbsTinzaparin (11)Nil2Cure
199926m3Abs/bacteraemiaTinzaparin (21)Tinzaparin (9)12Lost
  • Abs: groin abscess; PE: pulmonary embolism; STI: soft tissue infection.

  • 1-150 Received intravenous heparin for 10 days then LMWH for two days;

  • 1-151 received intravenous heparin for 12 days then LMWH for 28 days;

  • 1-152 received intravenous heparin for one day then LMWH for 13 days.