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  • Thrombosis Essay

    DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) COURTNEY BENHAM PHLEBOTOMY AND HEMATOLOGY SEPTEMBER 1,2015 Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that will happen when a thrombosis (blood clot) forms in the deep veins in the muscles of your body. Most commonly DVT is found in the legs, but can occur anywhere in the body. DVT can restrict blood flow through the vein, causing pain and swelling. Signs and symptoms of DVT include; swelling in your foot, ankle or leg, cramping in the affected leg felt mostly in the calf, pain in your foot or ankle, area where it is affecting the skin may feel warmer to the touch, or turning pale, blue or red color. However, DVT may occur without any signs or symptoms. (WEB MD) In the United States alone 600,000 new cases are diagnosed…

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  • Venous Thrombosis Pathophysiology

    This paper is scribed to present the compare and contrast between chronic venous insufficiency and deep venous thromboses. It will also present pathophysiology and treatment of the two mentioned diseases. The symptoms to the diseases may be identical although the anatomy is truly different.There is no exact amount of the people that are affected by chronic venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis although the estimated range is from 300,000 to over 600,000 each year in the United States.…

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Case Study

    patient is finally seen by the physician. Temperature 96.8˚F, Heart Rate 129 beats per minute, Blood Pressure 102/60, Respiratory Rate 23, SPO2 100% on room air. Upon examination of his left leg, it is undeniably blue in color with significant swelling as compared to the right. Superficial veins are noticeably distended and the leg is cool to the touch. A Duplex Ultrasonography Examination is performed and a large deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is noted, involving the Common Femoral Vein all the…

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  • Essay On Thrombosis

    Thrombosis is the development of a blood clot within a blood vessel. The blood clots will usually be located in the lower extremities of the body, such as the legs. There are two types of this disease: venous thrombosis and arterial thrombosis. The two types of venous thrombosis, include deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Deep vein thrombosis is characterized as blood clots in the large veins in the body. This may arise from prolonged bed rest, long periods of immobility,…

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  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Case Study

    Although cancer has been the most common etiolgoy in the past, complications in the use of intravascular catheters, pacemakers and defibrillators are becoming a more common cause of SVCS. Recent research has suggested that use of such structures have been linked to blood clots in the SVC (Chee et al. 2007). Disruption of the Endothelium of the SVC through trauma from the lead in such structures is thought to be a cause of blood clot formation in the vein as the mechanical stress can trigger…

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  • Oral Anticoagulation Analysis

    Venous thromboembolism, encompassing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, has been increased in cancer patients, adversely affecting their prognosis. Low-molecular-weight heparins are recommended as efficacious and safe anticoagulation treatment in cancer patients. However, in clinical practice, oncologists prefer oral anticoagulation, especially if long-term or extended treatment is necessary. The novel oral anticoagulants have recently emerged as an alternative to the standard therapy…

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  • Deep Vein Tthrombosis: A Case Study

    Various studies have been conducted within and away from the medical field regarding the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and the conditions that can occur after its development. One intervention that has been researched that nurses are able to provide to their patients to help with this type of condition is by equipping their lower extremities with graduated compression stockings. Problem Deep vein thrombosis, often abbreviated as DVT, is a potentially life-threatening condition where a…

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  • Venous Thrombosis Research Paper

    Venous thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein. This clot can limit blood flow through the vein, causing swelling and pain. Thrombosis can occur in deep veins and superficial (surface) veins, and can occasionally break off and travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolus). Deep vein thrombosis is the most common type of venous thrombosis. Superficial Vein Thrombosis (SVT) — Leg vein clots in the superficial veins (veins near the surface of the skin) can cause pain,…

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  • Recurrent DVT: A Case Study

    significant diabetes-related abnormalities in coagulability and endothelial function. Diabetes mellitus has been considered as a potential risk factor for idiopathic (unknown cause of disease) Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) (karim Gariani, 2016). Moreover, DVT is a frequent and potentially fatal complication of patients with COPD. Deep Vein Thrombosis account for many deaths in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Victor F. Trapson, 2005). The potential influence of…

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  • Erickson's Development Theory

    Due to his chronic pain in his left knee he had an elective total knee replacement on September 28th. The surgery went well and the patient was discharged on September 30th. On October 8th the patient was taken to the hospital by ambulance. His chief complaint was shortness of breath and tight and constant chest pain radiating to the left shoulder. Upon arrival his breath sounds were diminished. His CT scan revealed he had over 30 small clots in in his lungs. Even though my patient was on deep…

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