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Abbreviation for deep vein thrombosis.
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deep vein thrombosis
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 Deep vein thrombosis, see there.
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Abbreviation for deep venous thrombosis.
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Patient discussion about DVT

Q. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding aerobic exercise post DVT and/or PE?

A. drink a lot of water and be aware. if you take your meds i think there shouldn't be a problem, but i strongly recommend asking your physician about it. he knows you and the problem and can give you a much much better answer.

Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

Q. How can I prevent blood clots? I am 45 years old and am supposed to go on a business trip overseas. The flight itself is 12 hours long and then I have to continue traveling by bus. Could this cause me to have blood clots? If so, how can I prevent it?

A. Always walk as much as you can on the plane. Also, rotate your ankels in circles. Sometimes try to use your ankels and make the alphabet with them. Have fun..

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The assessment of categorical variables was performed using chi-squared test, measurement data was compared with analysis of variance, and univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were performed to detect the correlation between variables and DVT. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to determine the independent risk factors for DVT.
To determine the incidence of clinically detectable DVT in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy without a standard DVT prophylaxis regimen.
Thus, this review aimed to find out which among the varied methods of DVT prophylaxis is efficient in preventing DVT among patients with stroke.
There's no evidence to suggest that taking aspirin reduces your risk of developing DVT. See your GP before long-distance travel if you're at risk of getting a DVT, or if you've had a DVT in the past.
Incidence of DVT. Two hundred and forty-four patients (19.2%) with DVT were documented by venography or color Doppler ultrasound.
Multivariate stepwise Logistic regression was used to examine the effect of iliac vein compression on the development of DVT, which was determined by the adjusted relative risk ( RR ) with a 95% confidence interval ( CI ).
A compression ultrasound (CUS) is currently used as the noninvasive gold standard in the diagnosis of DVT, with a sensitivity of 97% and a specificity of 94%.
To identify the subgroup of patients and surgeries, in which routine DVT prophylaxis is to be recommended.
The aim of the current study is to prospectively determine the incidence of DVT and PE in an elective, outpatient setting for patients undergoing knee arthroscopy and to evaluate the efficacy of a 14 day regimen of 325 mg of aspirin daily in the prevention of VTE.
Possible complications from a DVT include a painful and sometimes debilitating disorder known as posthrombotic syndrome (PTS) and a life-threatening condition called pulmonary embolism (PE).
The signs and symptoms of DVT include erythema of the limb or area at which the clot occludes the vessel localised pain oedematous swelling prominent veins (non-varicose) and palpable veins etc.2