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Call for more attention to venous thrombosis

Dec 27th 2013 at 9:03 PM

Call for more attention to venous thrombosiThere should be more attention to the prevention and treatment of venous thrombosis. That is the call of Professor Retime of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in his inaugural address that he will speak. Friday, October 31 worldwide, there are still dying every year two million people directly or indirectly from venous thrombosis, 5000 in the Netherlands. Better information on venous thrombosis risk and a coordinated approach to treatment and research, but these numbers drastically reduce. The call Retime coincides with the call to action from the U.S. Surgeon General with the same message a few weeks ago.

Venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are insidious diseases. They occur suddenly in apparently healthy people. Researchers had already found that venous thrombosis often occurs in patients who have an inherited thrum Ophelia wear and in a risk situation, such as a long trip or surgery. Better anticoagulation is therefore of great importance, as well as a better risk profiling of potential patients. Information on risk based on this knowledge, the number of patients drastically reduced.

Additionally Retime advocates for a coordinated approach to the causes, prevention and treatment of thrombosis.

That may very well be from the Einthoven Laboratory for Experimental Vascular Medicine - a multidisciplinary workshop at the LUMC recently established - where researchers and doctors from various disciplines jointly conduct scientific studies to include thrombosis.

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