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Prophylaxis of travel-related thrombosis in women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19203643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Travel-related thrombosis occurs in 1/6,000 individuals who fly long-haul flights. The risk is increased significantly in passengers with thrombophilia and during hormonal therapy. Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state with 5-10-fold increase in VTE risk. Mechanisms for hypercoagulation on air are related to cabin atmospheric conditions, with immobility and flight duration playing a major role. Prophylactic measures include frequent exercise in all passengers, elastic stockings and LMWH in travelers at high risk.
Benjamin Brenner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  123 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0049-3848     ISO Abbreviation:  Thromb. Res.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-10     Completed Date:  2009-06-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S26-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Thrombosis & Haemostasis Unit, Rambam - Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / complications
Dehydration / complications,  prevention & control
Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight / administration & dosage
Immobilization / adverse effects
Pregnancy Complications / etiology,  prevention & control
Risk Assessment
Stockings, Compression
Thrombosis / epidemiology,  etiology*,  prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight

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