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Nat M J Wright, Victoria Allgar, Charlotte N E Tompkins
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Injecting drug use is a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and people who inject drugs commonly report injecting into the femoral vein. However, it is unclear whether the act of inserting a needle into the femoral vein or the pharmacodynamic properties of the injected drug increases DVT risk. We aimed to quantify the strength of association between injecting illicit drugs into the femoral vein and the odds of acquiring ileo-femoral DVT. DESIGN AND METHODS: We used case control methodology...
September 2016: Drug and Alcohol Review
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