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Pregnancy-associated venous thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22457307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pregnant women are at an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the consequences of an acute event in pregnancy can be debilitating, long-lasting or fatal. Screening for risk factors early in pregnancy and the provision of thromboprophylaxis are useful ways of preventing VTE in some women, but even when performed diligently, acute events are likely to remain common for the foreseeable future. It is therefore important for obstetric and non-obstetric clinicians to recognize the symptoms and signs of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in pregnancy, to understand how a diagnosis can be reached in an effective yet safe manner and to be aware of the available treatment modalities.
Authors:
P Kesteven; J Hanley; A D Loughney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  27 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1758-1125     ISO Abbreviation:  Phlebology     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012921     Medline TA:  Phlebology     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK. patrick.kesteven@nuth.nhs.uk.
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