Effectiveness of compression stockings to prevent the post-thrombotic syndrome (The SOX Trial and Bio-SOX biomarker substudy): a randomized controlled trial

@article{Kahn2007EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of compression stockings to prevent the post-thrombotic syndrome (The SOX Trial and Bio-SOX biomarker substudy): a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Susan R. Kahn and Hadia Shbaklo and Stan Shapiro and Philip S Wells and Michael J. Kovacs and Marc A Rodger and David R Anderson and Jeffrey S. Ginsberg and Mira Johri and Vicky Tagalakis},
  journal={BMC Cardiovascular Disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={21 - 21}
}
BACKGROUND Post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a burdensome and costly complication of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) that develops in 20-40% of patients within 1-2 years after symptomatic DVT. Affected patients have chronic leg pain and swelling and may develop ulcers. Venous valve disruption from the thrombus itself or thrombus-associated mediators of inflammation is considered to be a key initiating event for the development of venous hypertension that often underlies PTS. As existing treatments… CONTINUE READING