postphlebitic syndrome

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postphlebitic syndrome

 [pōst-flĕ-bit´ik]
a form of chronic venous stasis that follows an episode of phlebitis, owing to incompetent valves or occlusion in the veins. The patient usually experiences edema, lower limb discoloration, and pain. The most serious sequela of this condition is a stasis ulcer; poor circulation to the area makes such a lesion difficult to heal.

post·phle·bit·ic syn·drome

a state characterized by edema, pain, stasis dermatitis, cellulitis, and varicose veins, and in the late stages associated with ulceration of the lower leg, most often as a sequel to deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremity.

postphlebitic syndrome

Pain and swelling felt in a limb that has been affected by a blood clot in its deep veins (a deep vein thrombosis). It is usually relieved somewhat by elevating the limb and worsened when the limb is dependent. Synonym: postthrombotic syndrome
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Post-thrombotic syndrome typically develops in the first six months after DVT, if at all--however, in some people it may develop up to two years later.
To settle this issue, scientists conducted a study comparing French maritime pine bark extract to compression stockings in their ability to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome.
Rodger and coauthors (2008) reported physical examination findings included in the Villalta scale to assess post-thrombotic syndrome have good-to-excellent inter-observer reliability (kappa scores 0.
He has read about post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) online and is very concerned about this possible side effect.
The post-thrombotic syndrome accounts for approximately one half of advanced chronic insufficiency, and its incidence is related to the severity of the thrombotic event and the quality of the treatment in the acute phase, but also influenced by the behaviors and lifestyle of the patient (physical activity, weight control and compliance to elastic stockings .
Dependent on the specific criteria applied for diagnosing post-thrombotic syndrome the incidence ranges from 7-46%.
Compression stockings can help prevent this situation, known as post-thrombotic syndrome.
3,7) There are varying reports of the incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), which is characterised by chronic swelling and heaviness of the arm and hand.
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A six-month exercise training program designed to increase leg strength, leg flexibility and overall fitness may improve post-thrombotic syndrome, a frequent, chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis, suggests a new study.
This reduces pain and swelling and decreases the incidence of the post-thrombotic syndrome.
By preventing VTE we reduce death and long-term problems such as post-thrombotic syndrome - pain in the legs, swelling and ulceration of the lower leg.

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