December 5, 2016

DVT overview – provided by Specialist DVT Nurse, Sharon Collins

A great overview of DVT was written by Sharon Collins, DVT Specialist Nurse and Independent Prescriber… [more]

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Looking after yourself in the air

If you are about to go abroad or travel by aeroplane, and are concerned about the risk of DVT, there… [more]

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DVT Risk Starts Early, Stays Long After Stroke

An interesting study into DVT presentation in patients recently diagnosed with a stroke, summarised on Medpagetoday      

DVT from too much exertion claims the Daily Mail

Can you get a DVT from too much exercise?  Read the recent article from the Daily Mail which claims this has happened recently, and let us know your thoughts.      

For the professionals – Oral Anticoagulation Update Day

The University of Birmingham are hosting an update day on the management of oral anticoagulation.  It is taking place on 28th September.  Follow this link for details.    

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Hospitals Named and Shamed

Hospitals in which patients die unnecessarily of a blood clot will be “named and shamed” according to the Telegraph this week.  Trusts are required to screen 90% of patients but it is being found that less than half manage this, and there are around 25,000 hospital acquired DVTs a year in the UK.  Follow this link below [...]

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Gamer Chris Staniforth’s Death Blamed on DVT

A man whose son died after playing video games for long periods is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use. Chris Staniforth, 20, who would play his console for up to 12 hours, died in May from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). His father David believes the condition may have been [...]