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[Traveler's thrombosis: incidence, etiology, prevention].
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2002 Jan 15; 114(1-2):14-20.WK

Abstract

The number of persons traveling by airplane, railway or bus is on the increase. Recently, there has been a growing number of reports on travel-related disorders after long journeys, especially long-haul flights (i.e. deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (VTE), also known as "economy class syndrome" or "traveler's thrombosis"). The exact incidence of travel related thrombosis is not known. Contributing factors for DVT and VTE are sitting in a cramped position for hours, low humidity and lowered oxygen pressure in the aircraft cabin, reduced fluid intake and dehydration, as well as individual risk factors. In this review article definitions for risk groups (low, moderate and high risk for DVT and VTE) and recommendations for prevention (leg exercise, fluid intake, compression stockings and application of low molecular weight heparins) of travel related thrombosis, based on the outcome of a recent expert meeting, are presented.

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Klinische Abteilung für Allgemeine und Chirurgische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinik für Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin, Innsbruck, Osterreich. wolfgang.schobersberger@uibk.ac.atNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

ger

PubMed ID

12407930

Citation

Schobersberger, Wolfgang, et al. "[Traveler's Thrombosis: Incidence, Etiology, Prevention]." Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, vol. 114, no. 1-2, 2002, pp. 14-20.
Schobersberger W, Hauer B, Sumann G, et al. [Traveler's thrombosis: incidence, etiology, prevention]. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2002;114(1-2):14-20.
Schobersberger, W., Hauer, B., Sumann, G., Gunga, H. C., & Partsch, H. (2002). [Traveler's thrombosis: incidence, etiology, prevention]. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 114(1-2), 14-20.
Schobersberger W, et al. [Traveler's Thrombosis: Incidence, Etiology, Prevention]. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2002 Jan 15;114(1-2):14-20. PubMed PMID: 12407930.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Traveler's thrombosis: incidence, etiology, prevention]. AU - Schobersberger,Wolfgang, AU - Hauer,Beatrix, AU - Sumann,Günther, AU - Gunga,Hanns-Christian, AU - Partsch,Hugo, PY - 2002/11/1/pubmed PY - 2003/1/8/medline PY - 2002/11/1/entrez SP - 14 EP - 20 JF - Wiener klinische Wochenschrift JO - Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. VL - 114 IS - 1-2 N2 - The number of persons traveling by airplane, railway or bus is on the increase. Recently, there has been a growing number of reports on travel-related disorders after long journeys, especially long-haul flights (i.e. deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (VTE), also known as "economy class syndrome" or "traveler's thrombosis"). The exact incidence of travel related thrombosis is not known. Contributing factors for DVT and VTE are sitting in a cramped position for hours, low humidity and lowered oxygen pressure in the aircraft cabin, reduced fluid intake and dehydration, as well as individual risk factors. In this review article definitions for risk groups (low, moderate and high risk for DVT and VTE) and recommendations for prevention (leg exercise, fluid intake, compression stockings and application of low molecular weight heparins) of travel related thrombosis, based on the outcome of a recent expert meeting, are presented. SN - 0043-5325 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12407930/[Traveler's_thrombosis:_incidence_etiology_prevention]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/pulmonaryembolism.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -