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Clinical risk factors for venous thrombosis associated with air travel.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2001 Feb; 72(2):125-8.AS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Recent reports have linked air travel with venous thrombo-embolism (VTE). Risk factors and associated features of this link are poorly understood. We have accumulated clinical data from a relatively large cohort of patients with traveler's thrombosis.

METHODS

A total of 86 patients who developed venous thromboembolism within 28 d of flying were questioned concerning traveling habits, medical history (including risk factors for VTE) and characteristics of the index flight.

RESULTS

Of the patients, 72% had at least one risk factor for VTE (excluding thrombophilia) prior to their flight. Of interest, 87% of VTE cases occurred following either a return trip or after an outward journey involving long trips made up of sequential flights. In only two cases could no identifiable risk factor or earlier journey be found. Duration of flights ranged from 2 to 30 h. Of responders, 38% presented with chest symptoms; 92% with VTE developed symptoms within 96 h of their flight.

CONCLUSION

We conclude that the majority of VTE associated with air travel occur in those with identifiable risk factors prior to their flight, and that sequential flights may increase this risk.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Haematology Department, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle on Tyne, England, UK. patrick.kesteven@tfh.nuth.northy.nhs.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11211041

Citation

Kesteven, P J., and B J. Robinson. "Clinical Risk Factors for Venous Thrombosis Associated With Air Travel." Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol. 72, no. 2, 2001, pp. 125-8.
Kesteven PJ, Robinson BJ. Clinical risk factors for venous thrombosis associated with air travel. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2001;72(2):125-8.
Kesteven, P. J., & Robinson, B. J. (2001). Clinical risk factors for venous thrombosis associated with air travel. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 72(2), 125-8.
Kesteven PJ, Robinson BJ. Clinical Risk Factors for Venous Thrombosis Associated With Air Travel. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2001;72(2):125-8. PubMed PMID: 11211041.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical risk factors for venous thrombosis associated with air travel. AU - Kesteven,P J, AU - Robinson,B J, PY - 2001/2/24/pubmed PY - 2001/4/6/medline PY - 2001/2/24/entrez SP - 125 EP - 8 JF - Aviation, space, and environmental medicine JO - Aviat Space Environ Med VL - 72 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Recent reports have linked air travel with venous thrombo-embolism (VTE). Risk factors and associated features of this link are poorly understood. We have accumulated clinical data from a relatively large cohort of patients with traveler's thrombosis. METHODS: A total of 86 patients who developed venous thromboembolism within 28 d of flying were questioned concerning traveling habits, medical history (including risk factors for VTE) and characteristics of the index flight. RESULTS: Of the patients, 72% had at least one risk factor for VTE (excluding thrombophilia) prior to their flight. Of interest, 87% of VTE cases occurred following either a return trip or after an outward journey involving long trips made up of sequential flights. In only two cases could no identifiable risk factor or earlier journey be found. Duration of flights ranged from 2 to 30 h. Of responders, 38% presented with chest symptoms; 92% with VTE developed symptoms within 96 h of their flight. CONCLUSION: We conclude that the majority of VTE associated with air travel occur in those with identifiable risk factors prior to their flight, and that sequential flights may increase this risk. SN - 0095-6562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11211041/Clinical_risk_factors_for_venous_thrombosis_associated_with_air_travel_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7087 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -