Incidence of air travel-related pulmonary embolism at the Madrid-Barajas airport.

  title={Incidence of air travel-related pulmonary embolism at the Madrid-Barajas airport.},
  author={Esteban P{\'e}rez-Rodr{\'i}guez and David Jim{\'e}nez and Gema D{\'i}az and Ivan P{\'e}rez-Walton and Manuel Luque and Carmen Casares Guill{\'e}n and Eva Ma{\~n}as and Roger D. Yusen},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={163 22},
BACKGROUND Prolonged air travel and the associated immobilization are risk factors for venous thromboembolism. The occurrence of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) under these circumstances is referred to as economy class syndrome. We assessed the incidence of symptomatic PTE in passengers on long-haul flights arriving at Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain, and the association with the number of flight hours. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed cases of PTE among international travelers… CONTINUE READING
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