American Society of Hematology, ABHH, ACHO, Grupo CAHT, Grupo CLAHT, SAH, SBHH, SHU, SOCHIHEM, SOMETH, Sociedad Panamena de Hematología, Sociedad Peruana de Hematología, and SVH 2023 guidelines for diagnosis of venous thromboembolism and for its management in special populations in Latin America Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Background Implementation of international guidelines in Latin American settings requires additional considerations (ie, values and preferences, resources, accessibility, feasibility, and impact on health equity). Objective The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations about the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and its management in children and during pregnancy. Methods We used the GRADE ADOLOPMENT method to adapt recommendations from 3 American Society of Hematology (ASH) VTE guidelines (diagnosis of VTE, VTE in pregnancy, and VTE in the pediatric population). ASH and 12 local hematology societies formed a guideline panel comprising medical professionals from 10 countries in Latin America. Panelists prioritized 10 questions about the diagnosis of VTE and 18 questions about its management in special populations that were relevant for the Latin American context. A knowledge synthesis team updated evidence reviews of health effects conducted for the original ASH guidelines and summarized information about factors specific to the Latin American context. Results In comparison with the original guideline, there were significant changes in 2 of 10 diagnostic recommendations (changes in the diagnostic algorithms) and in 9 of 18 management recommendations (4 changed direction and 5 changed strength). Conclusions This guideline ADOLOPMENT project highlighted the importance of contextualizing recommendations in other settings based on differences in values, resources, feasibility, and health equity impact.


  • Neumann, Ignacio
  • Izcovich, Ariel
  • Aguilar, Ricardo
  • Basantes, Guillermo León
  • Casais, Patricia
  • Colorio, Cecilia C
  • Guillermo Esposito, María Cecilia
  • García Lázaro, Pedro P
  • Pereira, Jaime
  • Meillon García, Luis A
  • Rezende, Suely Meireles
  • Serrano, Juan Carlos
  • Tejerina Valle, Mario L
  • Altuna, Diana
  • Zúñiga, Pamela
  • Vera, Felipe
  • Karzulovic, Lorena
  • Schunemann, Holger

publication date

  • July 11, 2023