Prevention of venous thrombosis with elastic stockings during long-haul flights: the LONFLIT 5 JAP study.

@article{Belcaro2003PreventionOV,
  title={Prevention of venous thrombosis with elastic stockings during long-haul flights: the LONFLIT 5 JAP study.},
  author={Gianni V Belcaro and Maria Rosaria Cesarone and Andrew Nicolaides and George Geroulakos and Sandeep Shah and Edmondo Ippolito and Kenneth A Myers and Peter Bavera and Marco Moia and Andrea Di Renzo and Bruno Maria Errichi and Rossella Brandolini and Mark Dugall and Maura Griffin and Irma Ruffini and Andrea Ricci and Giovanni Acerbi},
  journal={Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={197-201}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis with specific elastic stockings in long-haul flights (11-13 hours), in high-risk subjects. A group of 300 subjects was included; 76 were excluded for several problems including concomitant treatments; 224 were randomized into two groups (stockings vs. controls) to evaluate prophylaxis with below-knee stockings. An exercise program was used in both groups. Scholl (UK) Flight Socks (14-17 mmHg of pressure at the ankle… CONTINUE READING

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