The BEST study--a prospective study to compare business class versus economy class air travel as a cause of thrombosis.

@article{Jacobson2003TheBS,
  title={The BEST study--a prospective study to compare business class versus economy class air travel as a cause of thrombosis.},
  author={Barry Frank Jacobson and Marion M{\"u}nster and Alberto Smith and Kevin Guiver Burnand and Andrew R Carter and A Talib O Abdool-Carrim and Elizabeth Marcos and Piet Johannes Becker and Timothy Rogers and D. F. le Roux and Jennifer L Calvert-Evers and Marietha J. Nel and Robyn Brackin and Martin G. Veller},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={
          522-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND As many as 10% of airline passengers travelling without prophylaxis for long distances may develop a venous thrombosis. There is, however, no evidence that economy class travellers are at increased risk of thrombosis. OBJECTIVES A suitably powered prospective study, based on the incidence of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) reported in previous studies on long-haul flights, was designed to determine the incidence of positive venous duplex scans and D-dimer elevations in low and… CONTINUE READING

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