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Nadeem A Siddiqui, Ziad Sophie, Farhan Zafar, Delvene Soares, Iram Naz
Introduction Post-thrombotic syndrome is a common and debilitating sequelae of lower limb deep venous thrombosis. Very little awareness is present about the risk factors and about the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of this condition. Objective The objective of this study is to identify the predictors of post-thrombotic syndrome after lower limb deep venous thrombosis. Materials and methods A case-control study was conducted on all adult patients who were admitted with lower limb deep venous thrombosis at our institution from January 2005 to June 2012...
February 2017: Vascular
Emily Junck, Sachita Shah
A 16-year-old boy with morbid obesity and asthma presented with 1 week of progressive right leg pain, swelling and discolouration that started 1 week after a minor fall. Ultrasound and then CT with contrast revealed a large occlusive deep venous thrombosis (DVT) extending from the calf through the inferior vena cava bifurcation. Heparin was initiated and catheter-directed thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator and balloon angioplasty were performed with good flow postprocedure, however, the clot reaccumulated after several days and the procedure had to be repeated...
April 2, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
S Nikol, K Middendorf
Young women are at a 3-fold higher risk of experiencing venous thromboembolism compared to young men. This risk is further increased by oral contraceptives, smoking, hereditary thrombophilia and/or low socioeconomic status. There are also hints for gender-specific differences in the arterial system. Coronary heart disease which is particularly important, develops in women 10-15 years later than in men. However, the clinical course in women is often more complicated. In women, thrombophilic predispositions play a more important role before menopause and metabolic risk factors after menopause compared to men...
July 2002: Zeitschrift Für Kardiologie
A F Dzialo, R M Black-Schaffer
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a disease with multiple known etiologies that present with a remarkably wide spectrum of clinical signs and symptoms. We present a case of a 34-year-old man with a history of meningeal symptoms for 1 week after receiving a lumbar injection for lower back pain. He subsequently developed dense right hemiplegia and global aphasia. Head magnetic resonance imaging revealed superior sagittal sinus thrombosis. The patient was started on intravenous heparin but deteriorated neurologically...
May 2001: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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