Scan to rule out maternity DVT25th April 2012
New research published online in bmj.com has suggested that a single complete compression ultrasonography scan could be used to rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
However, while saying that the scan appeared safely to exclude suspected DVT, the research team acknowledged that further work was needed to confirm their findings. They looked a 210 women – either pregnant or within three months post-partum – who had been referred from medical practices in France or Switzerland for investigation of suspected DVT for their study.
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Title: Scan to rule out maternity DVT
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21743
Date Added: 25th Apr 2012