Venous Thromboembolism: Prevention and Treatment

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Kunio Shirato
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 20, 2006 - Medical - 186 pages

Pulmonary thromboembolism in Japan is currently associated with a high mortality rate and remains a concern for patients and medical staff alike. Moreover, as the mechanisms of the condition have been elucidated, it has become clear that much work needs to be done in the field to achieve acceptable results in this country. Thus, Japan has regularly played host to the International Symposium on Pulmonary Thromboembolism . At the most recent symposium, in Sendai, the epidemiology and the treatment of pulmonary thromboembolism, traveler's thrombosis, and the prevention of deep vein thromboembolism were discussed, particularly with reference to the differences between Japan and Western countries. The fruits of the collaboration between that assembly of international specialists can be found in this collection of work. It provides an in-depth look at the current concepts that guide the treatment and prevention of the disease, and at the problem areas that must be improved upon.

 

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Contents

Thrombolysis During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Patients
32
Surgical Treatment for Acute Massive Pulmonary
47
Catheter Interventions and Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary
77
Thromboembolic Events Associated with Air Travel
94
Incidence and the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
119
Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism and Guidelines
133
Thromboprophylaxis in the Cancer Patient
151
Subject Index
183
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