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The significance of patient's age and sex in the interpretation of signs and symptoms in clinically suspected acute deep vein thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7136439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
876 consecutive patients with clinically suspected acute deep vein thrombosis (DVR) in the leg were studied with an ascending phlebography, and the patient's age and sex were correlated to the phlebographic diagnosis. In unoperated patients a thrombus was demonstrated significantly more often in males and in older patients than in females and in younger patients. In operated patients no correlation could be noted between the phlebographic diagnosis and patients's age and sex, but a thrombus was demonstrated significantly more often in operated than in unoperated patients. The results suggest that signs and symptoms of thrombosis are less reliable in females and younger patients than in males and older patients, when a DVT is suspected clinically in unoperated patients.
Authors:
A Kierkegaard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Scandinavica     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0001-5482     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Scand     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-18     Completed Date:  1982-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906530     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Female
Humans
Leg / blood supply*
Male
Middle Aged
Phlebography
Sex Factors
Thrombophlebitis / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery

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