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deep vein thrombosis

A blood clot (thrombos) in a vein deep within the muscle, typically in the thigh or calf. It is caused by disease or the lack of activity such as sitting for hours at a computer screen. If part of the thrombos breaks off, it becomes an embolism, which can travel through the heart and block the arteries to the lungs. Prevention of this condition is less sitting and more walking. For more information, visit www.dvt.net. See medical conditions.
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The patient developed DVT of the left femoral vein and subsequent pulmonary emboli 5 months post transplantation while receiving the above-mentioned immunosuppressive treatments.
Therefore, the actual rate of DVT formation could be as high as 50% in our studied patient population (similar to the experience of Simosa et al).
Recent attention in the media exploring travel-related DVT with prolonged immobility on airplanes, labeled "Economy Class Syndrome," supported how foot and leg exercises can prevent DVT when sitting for long periods (Vavra-Hadzahmetovi, 2006).
The data were collected on demographic details, primary diagnosis, and specific risk factors for DVT using a pre-designed data collection instrument.
In addition, several of the known cases of DVT in athletes have occurred after athletes traveled home from events or long periods of physical activity.
The guidelines also suggest there is no definitive evidence to support that travelling in economy class can lead to the development of a DVT, therefore, dispelling the myth of the so-called "economy class syndrome.
The charity called for the Department of Health to mandate DVT Risk Assessment, a measure which it says could save many of patients whose deaths are caused by a DVT contracted during their hospital stay.
Health Improvement Network's electronic database, the researchers selected 7,278 individuals for analysis from 10,284 who had a first DVT, and 3,755 from 5,574 who had a first PE.
Physicians could begin to identify patients who are at risk for DVT by using preprinted admission orders that do not allow one to go to the next page unless the prophylaxis, procedures, or treatment that a patient gets are checked off, Dr.
Now leading DVT researcher Professor Gianni Belcaro has studied 205 people at high risk of DVT because of problems such as cardiovascular disease or previous DVT episode, and the effect of special ``flight socks'', which support the veins and reduce swelling.
Mr Smith is upset that plans by a professor working for the World Health Organisation to put researchers on flights to conduct a large-scale DVT study were rejected by IATA.