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Preventing thrombosis during long distance travels

I had the same concern and asked my family doctor. He showed me the recommendations from the American College of Chest Physicians. Below you can find an extract: VTE = Venous Thromboembolism (...
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Preventing thrombosis during long distance travels

If you are overall healthy, I don't think it would be wise to go so far as to use an antithrombotic drug; as that will also thin your blood and may cause other issues. There are a variety of dietary ...
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What does the term "person vaccinated-days" mean

"Person vaccinated-days" is just expressing units of people*days; if one person was vaccinated 7 days ago and another 3 days ago that would be a total of "10 person vaccinated-days"...
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Sanity checking airplane advice re DVT: walk every hour, 2-3 hours? OK to sleep?

Unless you have risk factors, don't worry too much Dr Gordon Guyatt, chair of the panel, said: "There has been a significant push in health care to administer DVT prevention for every patient, ...
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Intra-atrial thrombosis epidemiology

In children, right atrial thrombosis is associated with placement of a central venous catheter. Berman W Jr, Fripp RR, Yabek SM, Wernly J, Corlew S. Great vein and right atrial thrombosis in ...
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Thrombotic events and antiphospholipid syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by the occurrence of venous or arterial thrombosis and/or an adverse pregnancy outcome due to the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) 1. ...
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Mechanism of retrograde propagation of arterial thrombi

In case of an arterial thrombus, assume that it is occluding the vessel wall. This means downstream of the thrombus blood flow is reduced, but upstream the blood flow becomes turbulent much like the ...
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Can thrombolysis "cause" an embolism?

Thrombolytics: Risk vs Reward The thrombolytics risk vs reward debate isn't going anywhere for a while. It isn’t due to lack of numbers or statistics. The reason that this issue is still debated is ...
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