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Author Reich-Schupke, Stefanie ♦ Altmeyer, Peter ♦ Stücker, Markus
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Philosophy & psychology ♦ Psychology ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Incidence & prevention of disease ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Chemical Actions and Uses ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Therapeutics ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Equipment and Supplies ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms ♦ Psychiatry and Psychology ♦ Persons ♦ Persons
Subject Keyword Discipline Dermatology ♦ Postthrombotic Syndrome ♦ Therapy ♦ Adult ♦ Anticoagulants ♦ Therapeutic Use ♦ Combined Modality Therapy ♦ Cross-sectional Studies ♦ Follow-up Studies ♦ Humans ♦ Incidence ♦ Long-term Care ♦ Motor Activity ♦ Classification ♦ Epidemiology ♦ Etiology ♦ Risk Factors ♦ Secondary Prevention ♦ Stockings, Compression ♦ Thrombolytic Therapy ♦ Venous Thrombosis ♦ Prevention & Control ♦ Journal Article ♦ Review
Abstract The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a common but not completely understood and rarely studied sequela of an acute deep vein thrombosis. The influence of several risk factors on the incidence or severity of PTS is controversial. The therapeutic options for PTS are still limited. Appropriate medical compression stockings can reduce the incidence (-50 %) as well as the severity of PTS. In the case of severe, symptomatic PTS, they should be worn lifelong. As PTS is a chronic and often progressive disease, patients need regular clinical follow-up and encouragement to continuously wear their compression therapy. New strategies for treating PTS are needed.
Description Country affiliation: Germany
Author Affiliation: Reich-Schupke S ( Department of Dermatology and Allergy, University of Bochum, Germany. s.reich@elis-stiftung.de)
ISSN 16100379
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-02-01
Publisher Place Germany
e-ISSN 16100387
Journal Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 2


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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus