Navigation Links
DVT Risk Increased After Acute Infections

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or clot formation is on the rise among patients who suffer from acute illness. The team led by Dr Liam Smeeth, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, //said that they wanted to look at whether infection could trigger DVT or pulmonary embolisms.

The Lancet studied and analyzed the 3 million GPs' records and found 7,278 people suffer from DVT and 3,755 a clot on the lung. The London team found those who had suffered either respiratory or urinary infections were nearly twice as likely to develop blood clots two weeks later. They suggested that the clots could have been caused by inflammation in the blood vessel linked with infection. Statistics show that DVT contributes to about 10% of deaths among hospital patients each year. Usually they occur in the leg veins but can also break off and lodge in the small vessels in the lung.

If this occurs the condition is called a pulmonary embolism. This can be fatal if not treated properly. Participants who had suffered previously from either acute infections in the urinary tract or in the respiratory system such as influenza, bronchitis and pneumonia were studied. They found that during the infection there was no impact on the risk of developing blood clots. But after several weeks the risk appeared to double. Dr Smeeth said that the clot formation could be attributed as an effect of the inflammatory response due to the infection.

DVT has commonly been associated with people sitting still in cramped conditions on aeroplanes and also dehydration associated with the infection could thicken the blood. Hence this risk factor should be considered along with other risk factors such as cancer and pregnancy. Dr David Keeling, Royal College of Physicians advisor and expert in DVT at the Oxford Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Unit, said the research was interesting. He also said that the activation of the coagulation system or excessive clotting of the blood b y inflammation is the key factor in causing DVT.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
2. Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx
3. Allergy Risk Increased by Kerosene Use
4. Fewer teeth & Increased Ischemic Stroke risk
5. Young Smokers at Increased Risk Of Developing a Heart Attack
6. Women With Diabetes At Increased Risk Of Developing Cognitive Impairment
7. Asbestos Exposure Associated With An Increased Risk For Autoimmune Disease
8. Schizophrenics On Medication At An Increased Risk For Developing Diabetes
9. Diabetics Found To Be At An Increased Risk Of Developing Cancer
10. Increased Risk For Venous Thrombosis In Cancer Patients
11. Increased risk of common infections in patients suffering from diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/31/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... Throughout the day, adults often find themselves ... motivation and awareness, but what they could be reaching for instead is a cup of ... that are grown in Japan. This sacred tea is harvested from early June to mid-July, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... , ... Twenty years ago it was revolutionary: enabling the people who hear ... they hear. But this approach has proven transformative, both for people who hear voices ... and now is used around the world, but it still lags in the United ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Spartan ... that enables unprecedented portability and convenience. , The Cube is exceptionally small—it takes ... size, the Cube fits easily into any space, whether in a hospital, doctor’s ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... cases for digital-minded professionals, announces the waxed-canvas and leather Duo Dopp Kit , ... durable waxed canvas or ballistic nylon, the Duo is smartly designed for ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Phynd Technologies, Inc. announced recently the signing ... Houston, TX and Shore Medical Center – Somers Point, NJ. The new clients range ... solutions, demonstrating the breadth of Phynd’s solution and its interoperability. , Houston Methodist is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... May 31, 2016 ... Assembly zur Eliminierung von viraler Hepatitis    ... historische Verpflichtung eingegangen, virale Hepatitis bis 2030 zu ... World Health Assembly haben sich die Staaten einstimmig ... Hepatitis (Global Viral Hepatitis Strategy) zu verabschieden, was ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... York , May 30, 2016 ... report titled, "Advanced (3D/4D) Visualization Systems Market - Global ... - 2024." According to the report, the global advanced ... Bn in 2015 and is anticipated to expand at ... reach US$ 3.2 Bn in 2024. Advanced ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... , May 30, 2016 ... "Healthcare Analytical Testing Services Market by Type (Stability, ... Services), by End User (Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Device ... MarketsandMarkets, The market witnessed healthy growth during the ... a CAGR of 11.3% between 2016 and 2021 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: