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Incidence of postoperative venous thromboembolism in South India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7427043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of postoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was determined in 50 South Indian patients aged 50 years or more using the 125I-fibrinogen uptake technique. The overall incidence was 28 per cent. In patients with malignancy the incidence was 47.6 per cent. Predisposing factors such as varicose veins, oral contraceptives and obesity did not appear important. A retrospective analysis of post-mortem examinations performed on 432 patients dying after operation showed major pulmonary embolism to have occurred in only 1.9 per cent. The disproportion between the frequent occurrence of postoperative DVT and the infrequence of fatal pulmonary embolism warrants further study.
G V Shead; R Narayanan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1980 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-29     Completed Date:  1981-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  813-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*
Pulmonary Embolism / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Thrombophlebitis / epidemiology*

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