DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein, usually in a leg. A potentially fatal PE happens if the blood clot breaks loose, migrates to the lungs and blocks a pulmonary artery or one of its branches. These conditions can occur after any surgery, as well as in patients with spinal fractures and spinal-cord injury, though it is most commonly seen in patients who have recently undergone orthopedic surgery. Two hundred thousand new cases of DVT and PE occur in the US annually and 20% suffer sudden death as a result of PE. Learn more by visiting http://www.preventdvt.org
Instrumentation Laboratory ( http://www.ilus.com ), founded in 1959, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and controls for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The company's product lines include critical care systems, hemostasis systems and information management systems. IL's GEM(R) product offerings, part of the critical care line, include the new GEM Premier 4000 analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM(R)), GEM Premier(TM) 3000 analyzer, GEM OPL(TM), a portable whole blood CO-Oximeter and the GEM PCL Plus, a portable coagulation analyzer. IL's hemostasis portfolio includes the ACL TOP(R) Family of Hemostasis Testing Systems, fully automated, high-productivity analyzers, including the ACL TOP and the new ACL TOP 500 CTS. IL also offers the ACL ELITE(R) and ELITE PRO, other hemostasis analyzers and the HemosIL(R) line of reagents. IL is based in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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