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    Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism Professional

    Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism, Clinicians are frequently asked to advise patients on prophylactic measures to minimise the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The National I...

    Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy Professional

    Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy, Venous thromboembolism (VTE) refers to the formation of a thrombus within veins. This can occur anywhere in the venous system but the clinicall...

    Renal Vein Thrombosis Professional

    It may be associated with other thromboembolism, including pulmonary embolism . Epidemiology The overall prevalence is unknown, as renal vein thrombosis is probably underdiagnosed.

    Protein S Deficiency Professional

    A deficiency of protein S predisposes to recurrent venous thromboembolism and fetal loss [ 2 , 3 ] . Protein S is a co-factor for the action of activated protein C (APC) on activated fact...

    Knee Replacement Conditions

    Venous thromboembolism Venous thromboembolism occurs when a clot of blood forms inside a vein.

    Symptoms Causes Investigations & preparation Treatment Outcomes & complications

    Atrial Flutter Professional

    Atrial flutter has many clinical aspects that are similar to atrial fibrillation (AF) but they are different in terms of mechanism and management. [ 1 ] Some patients have both atrial flutter and atri...

    Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Conditions

    In some cases this may be because you are at higher risk from blood clots (venous thromboembolism). If any of the following apply to you, you should not use the contraceptive vaginal ring:...

    Cardiomyopathies Professional

    Cardiomyopathy is defined as a 'myocardial disorder in which heart muscle is structurally and functionally abnormal without coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular or congenital heart dise...

    Protein C Deficiency Professional

    Epidemiology It is estimated that in a Caucasian population, protein C deficiency is found in 2-5% of patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), in 5-10% of those with recurrent VTE an...

    Echocardiography Professional

    Atrial fibrillation - assess structural cause, risk of thromboembolism and likely response to direct current (DC) cardioversion. Congenital heart disease .

    Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Professional

    Head injury, brain neoplasms (eg low-grade astrocytoma ), and cerebrovascular thromboembolism and neurocysticercosis may all be associated with acquired aphasia, an epileptiform electroen...

    Postnatal Care (Puerperium) Professional

    Alternatively, there may be breast infection or urinary tract infection. Thromboembolism [ 8 ] This occurs in about 1/1,000 pregnancies. It is 4-5 times more likely in pregnanc...

    Hip Replacement Conditions

    Venous thromboembolism A venous thromboembolism  (VTE) is a blood clot inside a vein. All patients are given measures to prevent this happening, where it is safe ...

    Symptoms Causes Investigations & Preparation Treatment Outcome & Complications

    Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Professional

    Oligo-anuria. Thromboembolism. Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Epidemiology [ 1 , 4 ] Despite careful monitoring, a mild degree of OHSS occurs i...

    Oral Anticoagulants Professional

    Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism Warfarin not indicated. Dabigatran etexilate and rivaroxaban are both licensed for use in adults after total hip replacement or total knee replacem...

    Blood Groups and Types Conditions

    There is some evidence that people of different blood groups may be more or less susceptible to certain diseases - for example, blood clots in the blood vessels (thromboembolism) and malaria....

    Deep Vein Thrombosis Conditions

    A DVT is part of a group of problems together known as venous thromboembolism. What is venous thromboembolism? Venous means related to veins. A thrombosis is a blockage o...

    Elbow Joint Replacement Professional

    Infection. Thromboembolism - less common with upper limb surgery. There are specific risks to this operation: Nerve damage during surgery, especially the ulnar nerve.

    Sneddon's Syndrome Professional

    Investigations Antiphospholipid antibodies have been found in 80% of patients with Sneddon's syndrome. [ 6 ] Neuroimaging, including MRI, histological, immunohistochemical and ultrasound...

    Swollen Legs Professional

    D-dimer blood test: D-dimers are products of fibrin degradation and are raised in patients with venous thromboembolism. Sensitivity of the test is high but specificity is poor. ECG, echoca...

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