Deep venous thrombosis after air travel
Shaw, Marc M.T., and Leggat, Peter A. (2005) Deep venous thrombosis after air travel. CME: South Africa's Continuing Medical Education Journal, 23 (3). pp. 130-132.
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While the link between travel and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or venous thromboembolism (VTE) was recorded in 1954, travel risks and aetiology have not been resolved.
Debate continues, although a significant link has been considered for many years. A consensus meeting convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002 concluded that there was probably a link, although the incidence of DVT/VTE was considered low and mainly occurred in travellers with additional risk factors for DVT. More recently a positive correlation between multiple long-distance air flights and DVT/VTE, even in individuals with low to moderate risk factors for disease, has been established.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||air travel; deep venous thrombosis; travel medicine|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jan 2010 01:21|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%|