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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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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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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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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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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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