Marilyn Slavin Blumenstein

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors for recurrent thrombosis in pediatric patients. STUDY DESIGN This prospective observational cohort study enrolled 120 patients with acute venous thromboembolism from January 2003 to April 2005. Data collection included medical and family history, radiologic and laboratory studies, therapy, and follow-up. RESULTS The(More)
May-Thurner syndrome refers to anatomic compression of the left iliofemoral vein by the overriding right iliac artery. We report three adolescents who presented to our pediatric hospital with iliac vein thrombosis and were diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome. Each received catheter-directed thrombolysis followed by balloon angioplasty to restore flow. Two(More)
The number of thrombotic events in children, although significantly less than that in adults, is increasing as a result of therapeutic advances in primary illnesses that were previously fatal. When a patient, adult or pediatric, develops a deep vein thrombosis and anticoagulation therapy is initiated, many health professionals ask, "When should this patient(More)
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