Gregory Cheng

Gregory Cheng, MD, PhD is the deputy director of the Dr. Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation, Macau. He is the former head of division of Hematology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He earned his medical degree and PhD degree from the University of Toronto in 1978 and 1989 respectively. His clinical practice and research focus on immune thrombocytopenia, deep vein thrombosis, transfusion medicine and hematologic malignancies, such as acute and chronic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, lymphomas, and myeloma. His research has resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Blood, and BMJ.

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This book provides a comprehensive review of deep vein thrombosis. There are chapters on risk factors for DVT, post thrombotic syndrome and its management, vena cava malformation as a new etiological factor and thrombosis in the upper limbs. DVT is usually seen in patients undergoing major surgeries. The guidelines for thrombo-prophylaxis in orthopaedic patients, radical pelvic surgeries, laparoscopic operations and risks versus benefits in regions with a low prevalence of DVT are thoroughly addressed. Cancer and its treatment are recognized risk factors for VTE and extended prophylaxis in ambulatory cancer patients is reviewed. The role of imaging and endovascular therapies in acute DVT, hypercoagulabilty in liver diseases and the challenges in developing countries are discussed.

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