Review: Flight times > 8 hours and the presence of risk factors for VTE increase travel-related VTE

July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
The article cites a study, conducted by J.T. Philbrick and colleagues, which focuses on the risk factors for travel-related venous thromboembolism (VTE). The study was published in an issue of the "Journal of General Internal Medicine." The researchers found that mean duration of air travel and higher clinical venous thromboembolism risk increase risk for air-travel related VTE. It is noted that graduated compression stockings are effective for preventing air-travel-related VTE.


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