deep-vein thrombosis


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deep-vein thrombosis

n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Physiology) a blood clot in one of the major veins, usually in the legs or pelvis; can be caused by prolonged sitting in the same position, as on long-haul air flights. Abbreviation: DVT
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Diagnosis and management of upper extremity deep-vein thrombosis in adults.
Sometimes they're a result of a deep-vein thrombosis in the lower leg.
23 July 2010 - UK GlaxoSmithKline (LON: GSK) said today that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for Arixtra (fondaparinux), an anti-clotting drug (antithrombotic) for the treatment of adults with acute symptomatic spontaneous superficial-vein thrombosis (SVT) of the lower limbs without concomitant deep-vein thrombosis.
Slightly more than one-third of the patients in each group developed a severe leg clot called deep-vein thrombosis during the 8 days after surgery, reports physician Bengt I.
Deep-vein thrombosis, also called "tourist-class syndrome," is the formation of a blood clot in one of the deep veins of the body, usually the leg.
5 mg injection (Arixtra[R]) from Organon, is now available to help prevent blood clots resulting from deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in individuals who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, or surgery for a hip fracture.
Patients taking long-term warfarin therapy for deep-vein thrombosis are about nine times more likely to develop postphlebitic ulcers as are those on long-term low-molecular-weight heparin, Dr.
Accuracy of clinical assessment of deep-vein thrombosis.
In the two studies looking at a combined 900 patients with a condition called deep-vein thrombosis, self-injections at home with the newer form of the drug heparin - a blood thinner - were just as safe and effective as intravenous administration with the older form of the drug in the hospital, Dutch and Canadian researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.