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A Brooks

Venous Thromboembolism in Jamaican Women: Experience in a University Hospital in Kingston

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243–9
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Venous thromboembolism is a serious complication of many conditions in women. It is more common in older hospitalized women, but should also be suspected in younger women who recently had surgery, hormonal therapy or pregnancy.

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Objective: To review cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) at UHWI from 1999–2004, to identify methods of diagnosis, risk factors and to evaluate differences between survivors and fatalities.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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