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Module: Venous Thromboembolism

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Introduction and Epidemiology

Author(s):

Peter Devitt

Head, Professorial Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Eamon Raith
Omar Briek
Faculty of Medicine
University of Adelaide

Overview:

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and its associated problems cover all areas of medical practice and place a large economic and health burden on the community. Amongst the challenges is the recognition that VTE is an increasing problem in non-surgical patients and more vigilance must to be given these other groups of patients and their potential needs for thromboprophylaxis.


This module focuses on:
  • Risk assessment for VTE
  • Diagnosis and management of venous thrombosis and embolism
  • Role of the newer agents (thrombin inhibitors) in the prevention and treatment of VTE
This case starts with the epidemiology of VTE and risk assessment.


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