| A blood clot blocking a deep vein in the lower leg - deep-vein thrombosis
- which is also sometimes known as a "white leg".
Study co-author Samuel Goldhaber and his colleagues found that more than twice as many people got treatment as a result of the automated alerts, producing a 41 percent decrease in the risk of either a deep-vein thrombosis
or a lung embolism, which is caused when a clot lodges in the lung.
Bagatella et al., "Te clinical course of deep-vein thrombosis
. Prospective long-term follow-up of 528 symptomatic patients," Haematologica, vol.
In another study, researchers in the Netherlands identified 2,904 people who had already experienced deep-vein thrombosis
. These patients risk a recurrence even if they've received treatment to dissolve the clot and have taken anticoagulant drugs for weeks or months.
It is most commonly caused by deep-vein thrombosis
, where a blood clot forms in the lower body.
, also called "tourist-class syndrome," is the formation of a blood clot in one of the deep veins of the body, usually the leg.
* Prophylaxis of deep-vein thrombosis
, which may lead to pulmonary embolism:
WELSH deep-vein thrombosis
campaigners will present a petition to the European Parliament today with the backing of Labour MEP Glenys Kinnock.
A new drug, fondaparinux sodium 2.5 mg injection (Arixtra[R]) from Organon, is now available to help prevent blood clots resulting from deep-vein thrombosis
(DVT) in individuals who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, or surgery for a hip fracture.
-- Patients taking long-term warfarin therapy for deep-vein thrombosis
are about nine times more likely to develop postphlebitic ulcers as are those on long-term low-molecular-weight heparin, Dr.
SERIOUS concerns about the dangers of a breast cancer drug have been raised after tests showed it greatly increased the risk of cancer of the womb lining and deep-vein thrombosis
, research claimed.