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Lung Tromboembolism

P Dulícek, J Pavlata, K Karpas, K Urban, J Malý
Total hip replacement represents an operation with high risk of thromboembolic disease. An optimal strategy of thromboprophylaxis is very important. In our two groups of patients we compared two ways of prophylaxis both during hospitalization and after hospital discharge. 81 patients in the first group were treated with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) - Fraxiparine during the stay in hospital and with a combination of three drugs - Aspirin, Curantyl and Secatoxin during 3 months after operation. 85 patients in the second group were also treated with LMWH during the stay in hospital but LMWH was early changed for Warfarin...
2000: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
Inês A C Gonçalves Marcos
Respiratory pathology can be relatively frequent during pregnancy. One third of pregnant woman may experience worsening of their asthma condition. Pulmonary tromboembolism is 5 times more frequent in pregnancy. Bacterial, viral and fungal pneumonias are badly tolerated during pregnancy, provoking mother-foetal morbidity, respiratory insufficiency, low born-weight or prematurity. Non-treated tuberculosis may increase maternal mortality and preterm birth by 4 and 9 times respectively. Pregnancy is counter-indicated in women with cystic fibrosis and severe pulmonary function...
March 2007: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
J R Infante, M Torres-Avisbal, F M González, J A Vallejo, C Pacheco, A Valverde, C Arias, J M Latre
AIM: The agreement in the interpretation of the scintigraphic images of pulmonary perfusion in the diagnosis of pulmonary tromboembolism (TEP) is not always the most adequate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree of agreement by eight observers in the interpretation of these studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 180 studies with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism referred to our department for scintigraphic perfusion imaging from April 98 to September 99...
April 2002: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear
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