Non-pharmaceutical measures for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome.

@article{Kolbach2004NonpharmaceuticalMF,
  title={Non-pharmaceutical measures for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome.},
  author={Dinanda N. Kolbach and M W C Sandbrink and Karly Hamul{\'y}ak and H. A. Martino Neumann and Martin H. Prins},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={CD004174}
}
BACKGROUND Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a long-term complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) characterised by chronic pain, swelling and skin changes in the affected limb. One in every three patients with DVT will develop post-thrombotic complications within five years. OBJECTIVES To determine the relative effectiveness of, and the rate of complications using non-pharmaceutical interventions in patients with DVT in the prevention of PTS. SEARCH STRATEGY The reviewers searched the… CONTINUE READING