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Title: Should patients with acute DVT limit activity?
Author: Saab, Rola; Stevermer, James J.; Meadows, Susan E.
Keywords: physical activity
pulmonary embolism
Virchow's triad
Date: 2010-01
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 59(1) 2010: 50-52.
Abstract: Ambulation, combined with compression of the affected extremity, appears to be safe for medically stable patients with deep venous thromboses (DVT) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, consistent randomized controlled trials [RCTs]). Leg compression and ambulation, compared with bed rest without compression, can effectively decrease swelling and pain (SOR: A, consistent RCTs). Only weak data exist to suggest that early ambulation can reduce mortality (SOR: C, cohort studies with historical controls).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4217

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