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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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Although a deep venous thrombosis in itself may not be life-threatening, its predilection for showering clot to the lung (pulmonary embolism) is a well-known cause of mortality.
Augmentation in lower extremity sonography for the detection of deep venous thrombosis.
Pooled analyses of randomized trials of streptokinase and heparin in phlebographically documented acute deep venous thrombosis.
Measurement of plasma D-dimer for diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis.
The factor VR506Q mutation causing APC resistance is highly prevalent amongst unselected outpatients with clinically suspected deep venous thrombosis.
The clinical studies involved both peripheral arterial and deep venous thrombosis cases.
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The incidence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism has remained nearly constant since 1980, with yearly treatment costs in the billions of dollars.
In a recent meta-analysis (6) including data from 2000 patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, increased D-Dimers as measured by ELISA were found to provide a diagnostic sensitivity of 97% for both diseases.
Three treatment-related serious adverse events were reported, one episode in each treatment group of deep venous thrombosis and one episode of pulmonary embolism in the Epoetin alfa group.
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The panel also addressed adjuvant treatments, noting the benefits of prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis and stress ulcers (Am.