deep vein thrombosis


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deep vein thrombosis

n. Abbr. DVT
A condition in which one or more thrombi form in a deep vein, especially in the leg or pelvis, resulting in an increased risk of a pulmonary embolus. Also called deep venous thrombosis.
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There are different risk factors, many of which are the same as risk factors for deep vein thrombosis such as varicose veins, thrombophilia (a disorder in which the blood clots too easily), use of oral contraceptives, trauma, malignancy or a period of immobility.
The use of Doppler analysis for screening catheter-related deep vein thrombosis has high sensitivity (94%) and specificity (96%) (2).
Summary: England legend Andrew Flintoff has incurred a deep vein thrombosis in his right calf following knee surgery.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)is a blood clot, usually in the leg, which develops when movement is restricted.
The university researchers compared the number of deaths caused by pulmonary embolism (PE) - which can arise from deep vein thrombosis - in the general population with the number of deaths from PE in long-haul passengers arriving in the UK.
AIR passengers are less likely to get deep vein thrombosis if they wear special, tight flight socks.
Agenix announced recently that ThromboView detected a deep vein thrombosis in a female student in a phase 1b trial at Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Kolbach concluded that elastic compression stockings should be prescribed to patients with deep vein thrombosis.
APHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention co-hosted a national leadership conference on deep vein thrombosis in 2003, and APHA is a partner in the national Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis.
That's according to Vale of Glamorgan MP John Smith, who heads a campaign to urge airlines to inform people about any possible link between long-haul flights and deep vein thrombosis, also known as economy class syndrome.
Doppler ultrasonography verified an acute nonocclusive deep vein thrombosis in his left superficial femoral vein.