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

Spencer, Frederick A.
July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
The author reflects on a study, conducted by J.T. Philbrick and colleagues, which focuses on the risk factors for travel-related venous thromboembolism (VTE). He notes that VTE following air travel is approximately 27 VTEs per 1 million travelers, which is lower than commonly reported. He views that given the very low incidence of VTE, physicians may consider VTE prevention measures only for persons with prior VTE, cancer, or recent lower-extremity fracture.


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