thromboembolism

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thromboembolism

[¦thräm·bō′em·bə‚liz·əm]
(medicine)
An embolism resulting from a dislodged thrombus or part of a thrombus.
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Of note, the risk of VTE during the first 12 months after diagnosis of AF was nearly twice as great in both men and women under age 65 than in those older than 75.
Specifically, Xarelto 10 mg reduced the risk of recurrent VTE by 74% and Xarelto 20 mg by 66%.
After analyzing the data, the researchers discovered that men who stood at the height of about 5 feet 3 inches had a 65 percent less chance of getting VTE than men who were 6 feet 2 inches or taller.
With financial constraints on the National Health Service (NHS) savings can be made by preventing VTE whilst also improving patient outcomes and experience.
Prevalence and associations of VTE in patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer.
Our finding of similar risks of recurrent VTE for women who did or did not receive hormonal therapy, whether progestin-only or estrogen -containing therapy, supports a treatment selection that incorporates patient preference, including the choice of estrogen-containing contraception," they added.
Number of patients who received appropriate VTE prophylaxis: 42.
Similarly, the current study demonstrates a robust association of rheumatoid factor with VTE even in patients without increased CRP.
10] With regard to VTE prophylaxis in gynaecological surgery, the literature is much scantier, but it is likely to be as underutilised as in other disciplines.
Scholars have examined the incidence of VTE and pregnancy-related risk including gravidity, but many of these studies have been done by studying Norwegian, Swedish, and other European populations (Jacobsen, Skjeldestad, & Sandset, 2008; Lindqvist, Dahlback, & Marsal, 1999).
VTE prevention in hospitalized patients has been recognized in the United States as a major opportunity to improve patient safety (Duff, Walker, & Omari, 2011; Henderson et al.
VTE covers both deep |vein thrombosis (DVT), the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein in the leg and pulmonary embolisms (PE), which is when a part of the clot 'breaks off ' and travels around the body eventually blocking an artery in the lung and potentially causing death.