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Article: Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism in a Chinese population

TitleEpidemiology of venous thromboembolism in a Chinese population
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bjs.co.uk
Citation
British Journal Of Surgery, 2004, v. 91 n. 4, p. 424-428 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is uncommon in Asians and routine thromboprophylaxis for surgery is controversial. Despite recent reports of higher incidences in some Asian countries, population-based data are lacking. Methods: Information from 2000 to 2001 was retrieved from a centralized computer public healthcare database serving an ethnic Chinese population of 6.7 million. The incidence, demographics and hospital mortality rates of DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) were obtained, and analysed for different surgical categories. Results: The overall annual incidences of DVT and PE were 17.1 and 3.9 per 100 000 population respectively. Venous thromboembolic disease was more common with increasing age in both sexes. The annual age-specific incidences of DVT and PE were 81.1 and 18.6 per 100 000 for those aged 65 years and over. Hospital mortality rates associated with DVT and PE were 7.3 and 23.8 per cent respectively. Among 120 940 surgical operations a year, the mean incidence of postoperative DVT and PE was only 0.13 and 0.04 per cent respectively. No high-risk surgical group was identified. Conclusion: Venous thromboembolism is not as common in Chinese as in Caucasians, but it is certainly not rare. The majority of DVTs and PEs, however, were not associated with surgery, so routine thromboprophylaxis may not be required.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/83331
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.596
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.966
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dc.contributor.authorCheuk, BLYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, GCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, SWKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:39:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:39:45Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Surgery, 2004, v. 91 n. 4, p. 424-428en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-1323en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/83331-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is uncommon in Asians and routine thromboprophylaxis for surgery is controversial. Despite recent reports of higher incidences in some Asian countries, population-based data are lacking. Methods: Information from 2000 to 2001 was retrieved from a centralized computer public healthcare database serving an ethnic Chinese population of 6.7 million. The incidence, demographics and hospital mortality rates of DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) were obtained, and analysed for different surgical categories. Results: The overall annual incidences of DVT and PE were 17.1 and 3.9 per 100 000 population respectively. Venous thromboembolic disease was more common with increasing age in both sexes. The annual age-specific incidences of DVT and PE were 81.1 and 18.6 per 100 000 for those aged 65 years and over. Hospital mortality rates associated with DVT and PE were 7.3 and 23.8 per cent respectively. Among 120 940 surgical operations a year, the mean incidence of postoperative DVT and PE was only 0.13 and 0.04 per cent respectively. No high-risk surgical group was identified. Conclusion: Venous thromboembolism is not as common in Chinese as in Caucasians, but it is certainly not rare. The majority of DVTs and PEs, however, were not associated with surgery, so routine thromboprophylaxis may not be required.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bjs.co.uken_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Surgeryen_HK
dc.rightsBritish Journal of Surgery. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_HK
dc.titleEpidemiology of venous thromboembolism in a Chinese populationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailCheuk, BLY: bernice@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheng, SWK: wkcheng@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/bjs.4454en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume91en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage424en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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