Review: Flight times > 8 hours and the presence of risk factors for VTE increase travel-related VTE
- Treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism in cancer. Coleman, R.; MacCallum, P. // British Journal of Cancer;4/2/2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 102, pS17
Patients with cancer who develop venous thromboembolism (VTE) are at elevated risk for recurrent thrombotic events, even during anticoagulant therapy. The clinical picture is further complicated because these patients are also at increased risk of bleeding while on anticoagulants. In general,...
- Evidence Summary: Managing lymphoedema: Pneumatic compression. Haesler, Emily // Wound Practice & Research;Nov2014, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p234
The article discusses the effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) in managing lymphoedema. An overview of lymphoedema and its causes is provided. Also discussed are the clinical management of lymphoedema and studies on the effectiveness of IPC. Best practice recommendations for...
- The safety of aeroplane travel in patients with symptomatic carotid occlusion. Reynolds, Matthew R.; Kamath, Ashwin A.; Grubb, Robert L.; Powers, William J.; Adams, Harold P.; Derdeyn, Colin P. // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2014, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p435
Objective: Patients with carotid stenosis or occlusion may be at increased risk for stroke during air travel. Records from the Carotid Occlusion Surgery Study (COSS), a randomised trial of surgical revascularisation for complete carotid artery occlusion and haemodynamic ischaemia, were examined...
- A large venous thromboembolus caught by the Eustachian valve prevents massive pulmonary embolism. Wing-Lun, E.; Omari, A.; Subbiah, R.; Feneley, M. // Heart, Lung & Circulation;2015 Supplement 3, Vol. 24, pS316
No abstract available.
- Sequential Compression Devices and Clots. Ashworth, Suzanne C. // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2014, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p68
The article presents a question and an answer related to the use of sequential compression devices (SCDs) in patients with deep venous thrombosis.
- What information patients require on graduated compression stockings. May, V.; Clarke, T.; Coulling, S.; Cowie, L.; Cox, R.; Day, D.; Husk, J.; Laslett, S.; Mansell, S.; McHenry, M. // British Journal of Nursing;3/9/2006, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p263
Graduated compression stockings are used prophylactically on a variety of patients within acute hospitals. Anecdotal evidence suggests patients have a limited understanding of this treatment. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore patients' experiences of compression stockings and to...
- Compression application. // British Journal of Community Nursing;Apr2006, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p174
The article features the Easy Slide, an application aid for putting on open toe compression stockings, which in now available for prescription, supplied by Credenhill. It is easy to use, washable, lightweight, hard wearing, and in comprehensive range of sizes. Easy-Slide is part of the...
- Use graduated compression stockings postoperatively to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Phillips, Susan M.; Gallagher, Martin; Buchan, Heather // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/26/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7650, p943
The authors reflect on the postoperative use of graduated compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis. They suggest that the use of the stockings has been found to be effective in research and that changes need to be made in medical care so that their use is encouraged. They argue that...
- A note on masking in the SOX trial. Berger, Vance W // Clinical Trials;Apr2015, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p177
No abstract available.