Travel-Related Venous Thrombosis: Results from a Large Population-Based Case Control Study (MEGA Study)

@article{Cannegieter2006TravelRelatedVT,
  title={Travel-Related Venous Thrombosis: Results from a Large Population-Based Case Control Study (MEGA Study)},
  author={Suzanne C Cannegieter and Carine J. M. Doggen and Hans JC van Houwelingen and Frits R Rosendaal},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={1072 - 2044}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies have indicated an increased risk of venous thrombosis after air travel. Nevertheless, questions on the magnitude of risk, the underlying mechanism, and modifying factors remain unanswered. METHODS AND FINDINGS We studied the effect of various modes and duration of travel on the risk of venous thrombosis in a large ongoing case-control study on risk factors for venous thrombosis in an unselected population (MEGA study). We also assessed the combined effect of travel… CONTINUE READING
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