Prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in non-surgical patients at hospital admission.

@article{Lawall2007PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in non-surgical patients at hospital admission.},
  author={Holger Lawall and Wibke Hoffmanns and Phillip Hoffmanns and Uli Rapp and Michael Ames and Alessandro Pira and Wilhelm Dieter Paar and Peter Bramlage and Curt Diehm},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={765-70}
}
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is known as a common complication in surgical and non-surgical patients. We hypothesized that according to the underlying risk factors and the acute illness, the prevalence ofVTE in non-surgical patients admitted to hospital is widely underestimated. For three months each patient admitted to the department of internal medicine with an acute illness, but without known deep venous thrombosis (DVT) was investigated by ultrasound compression sonography. Patients… CONTINUE READING

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