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Duplex ultrasound screening for deep vein thrombosis in Chinese after cesarean section.
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PMID:  15762967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the incidence of asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Chinese after cesarean section (CS). METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Ethnic Chinese women who were asymptomatic for DVT and delivered by CS were included. Duplex ultrasound scan (US) of the lower limbs was carried out 3-7 days after CS. RESULTS: From July 2000 to March 2001, a total of 93 women were examined. The mean age was 32.1 years (SD 5.0). Forty-nine of 93 CSs were elective (52.7%). The median time from CS to US was 4 days (interquartile range, 4-5 days). No case of DVT was found in these 93 women. CONCLUSION: The incidence of asymptomatic DVT is low in Chinese women after CS. Routine screening for DVT after CS is not warranted.
L Y-S Chan; K Y M Lam; C Metreweli; T K Lau
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-14     Completed Date:  2005-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Princes of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Hong Kong / epidemiology
Leg / blood supply,  ultrasonography
Prospective Studies
Puerperal Disorders / ethnology*,  etiology*,  ultrasonography
Risk Factors
Venous Thrombosis / ethnology*,  etiology*,  ultrasonography

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