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BACKGROUND The true incidence of postphlebitic syndrome (PPS) following proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and the efficacy of graduated compression stockings in preventing and treating PPS are unknown. METHODS A 3-part study of 202 patients evaluated 1 year after proximal DVT: 2 randomized placebo-controlled trials of stockings and 1 prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of the postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) has been addressed in patients with symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT), less information is available on the incidence in patients who develop asymptomatic DVT after major hip or knee arthroplasty. OBJECTIVES To determine whether symptomatic PTS occurs more frequently in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Although uncommon, severe post-phlebitic syndrome may be associated with persistent, intractable pain and swelling that interfere with work and leisure activities. This study was performed to determine whether intermittent compression therapy with an extremity pump benefits patients with this condition and, if so, whether the benefit is(More)
Seventy-one of 85 consecutive patients with endoscopically confirmed active benign gastric ulcers completed an 8-week study to evaluate the effects on healing of famotidine 40 mg given as a single dose at night. The healing rate in the 48 patients in whom the ulcers were associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or aspirin (ASA) use was(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing rehabilitation after thromboembolic stroke have a relatively high incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Warfarin, with a target international normalized ratio (INR) of 2.0-3.0 is effective for the prevention of VTE. However, because stroke is a major risk factor for bleeding with warfarin, a less intense regimen (target(More)
The subjects of this multicenter study were 160 patients with endoscopically confirmed active duodenal ulcers, randomly assigned to receive 40 mg of famotidine or 300 mg of ranitidine nightly for four to eight weeks. During a subsequent six-month maintenance treatment phase, the patients received 20 mg of famotidine or 150 mg of ranitidine nightly. After(More)
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