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Prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Current recommendations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9646775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary embolism is responsible for approximately 150,000 to 200,000 deaths per year in the United States. Venous thromboembolism usually occurs as a complication in patients who are sick and hospitalized, but it may also affect ambulant and otherwise healthy individuals. Many patients who die from pulmonary embolism succumb suddenly or within 2 hours after the acute event (i.e., before therapy can be initiated or take effect). Therefore, prevention is the key to reducing death and morbidity from venous thromboembolism. Effective and safe prophylactic measures against venous thromboembolism are now available for most high-risk patients. This article highlights practical approaches to the prevention of venous thromboembolism.
Authors:
R D Hull; G F Pineo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0025-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-23     Completed Date:  1998-07-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  477-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Thrombosis Research Unit, Foothills Hospital, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Methods
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Thrombophlebitis / etiology,  prevention & control*

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