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Incidence of pulmonary embolism: is it declining?
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PMID:  11005459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several factors make analysis of time trends in the incidence of pulmonary embolism difficult. Apart from the methodologic problems, a number of factors could explain an increasing as well as a decreasing incidence. The few studies on pulmonary embolism discovered after death are discussed, and the evidence shows a decrease in incidence, especially after the mid 1970s. This can be explained by many factors, of which the 2 most important are the increased use of thromboprophylaxis and better treatment of established deep vein thrombosis.
D Bergqvist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in vascular surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0895-7967     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-03     Completed Date:  2001-01-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809602     Medline TA:  Semin Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Population Surveillance
Pulmonary Embolism / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Venous Thrombosis / drug therapy,  prevention & control

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