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 ID: 6101
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1016-6742
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%
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