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From December 1986 to December 1990, 268 patients with acute deep vein thrombosis were studied in our laboratory. From this group 107 patients (123 legs with deep vein thrombosis) were placed in our long-term follow-up program. The documentation of valvular reflux and its site was demonstrated by duplex scanning. The duplex studies were done at intervals of(More)
Twenty healthy males were divided into two groups: 10 subjects were supplemented for 2 weeks with 400 ml of red wine (11% alcohol) per day and the other 10 subjects were given 400 ml of white wine (11% alcohol) per day for a similar period. Blood samples were drawn prior to wine supplementation, after 1 week and at the end of the study. No significant(More)
The location and extent of thrombosis in the deep venous system will determine immediate and long-term outcome. During the past 3 years, we have studied by duplex scanning 833 patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis. In this group, 209 patients (25%) had a positive study. The findings relative to location and extent of involvement are as follows. (1)(More)
AIM Although recanalization occurs after an episode of venous thrombosis, the exact timing for this process, the rate of clearing at the different venous segments and the nature of the mechanisms involved and their progression are not well known. Recognition of these competing events is important in understanding the natural history and the mechanisms(More)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has known morbidity and mortality. New noninvasive techniques such as B-mode scanning and Doppler ultrasonography (duplex) are highly accurate in the diagnosis of this problem but are relatively expensive and time consuming. Continuous-wave Doppler, a precursor noninvasive technique, is simple, cheap, and easy to perform at the(More)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a disorder frequently affecting the deep veins of the lower limbs; its onset is induced by known risk factors. The main complications of DVT are pulmonary embolism and postthrombotic syndrome (PST). Clinical pulmonary embolism occurs in a high proportion of cases of untreated proximal DVT and is associated with a mortality rate(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious disease is a leading cause of hospitalization. We investigated trends in infectious disease hospitalizations among the elderly in the last decade. METHODS A total of 81,077 hospitalizations of elderly patients between 2001 and 2010 were available on the computerized database of the Ha'emek Medical Center, Israel. The proportion of(More)
Three healthy workers attending cleaning operation were found in a critical condition inside a 5-m sewage manhole. The first victim, a 50-year-old man entered the pit and after a few minutes collapsed and lost consciousness. Another worker, a 22-year-old man entered the manhole to rescue him, but suddenly developed shortness of breath, stupor and rapidly(More)
BACKGROUND Anticoagulant therapy for lower extremity deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) has been shown to reduce mortality from pulmonary embolism, but subsequent morbidity from the postthrombotic syndrome remains high. Thrombolytic therapy produces higher lysis rates of venous thrombi than heparin alone. Some studies suggest a lower incidence of postthrombotic(More)
PURPOSE Although venous valvular insufficiency is well recognized as the most important etiologic mechanism in the development of the postthrombotic syndrome, the factors contributing to valve incompetence after deep venous thrombosis remain obscure. METHODS To establish the relationship between recanalization and valve competence, 113 patients with acute(More)