File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Traveler's thrombosis: A systematic review

TitleTraveler's thrombosis: A systematic review
Authors
KeywordsReferences (31) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2005
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1195-1982
Citation
Journal Of Travel Medicine, 2005, v. 12 n. 3, p. 142-154 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Anecdotal evidence suggests a possible link between travel and venous thromboembolism (VTE). We systematically evaluated the evidence from observational studies. Methods: We searched studies evaluating the risk of venous thrombosis in relation to traveling from MEDLINE and EMBASE up to March 2004, together with a hand search of reference lists from retrieved literature, and we contacted some of the experts. Observational studies estimating the risks of VTE and isolated calf vein thrombosis were eligible. Methodologic quality was assessed based on prior criteria, and meta-analysis was considered where applicable. Results: A total of 194 English-language publications were initially identified. Sixteen studies were included: 9 case-control, 2 prospective controlled, and 5 other observational studies. They differed drastically in study designs, selection of controls where applicable, mode and duration of travel, and subtypes of VTE under consideration. Ten studies concluded that travel, mostly through air and of prolonged duration, is a risk factor for venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, and the risk increases for passengers with preexisting venous thrombosis risk factors. Outcomes examined ranged from asymptomatic isolated calf muscle vein thrombosis to severe fatal pulmonary embolism. Conclusions: Current literature is controversial over any association between travel and VTE, and although the quality and power of these studies have been variable, studies of higher quality have shown a strong and significant association between prolonged air travel and VTE. No conclusions could be drawn about other modes of transportation. Since VTE is a disease of multifactorial causation, those with preexisting VTE risk factors are most vulnerable.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91536
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.868
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.946
ISI Accession Number ID
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorAnsari, MTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHuang, JQen_HK
dc.contributor.authorEklof, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, JPEen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:20:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:20:59Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Travel Medicine, 2005, v. 12 n. 3, p. 142-154en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1195-1982en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91536-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Anecdotal evidence suggests a possible link between travel and venous thromboembolism (VTE). We systematically evaluated the evidence from observational studies. Methods: We searched studies evaluating the risk of venous thrombosis in relation to traveling from MEDLINE and EMBASE up to March 2004, together with a hand search of reference lists from retrieved literature, and we contacted some of the experts. Observational studies estimating the risks of VTE and isolated calf vein thrombosis were eligible. Methodologic quality was assessed based on prior criteria, and meta-analysis was considered where applicable. Results: A total of 194 English-language publications were initially identified. Sixteen studies were included: 9 case-control, 2 prospective controlled, and 5 other observational studies. They differed drastically in study designs, selection of controls where applicable, mode and duration of travel, and subtypes of VTE under consideration. Ten studies concluded that travel, mostly through air and of prolonged duration, is a risk factor for venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, and the risk increases for passengers with preexisting venous thrombosis risk factors. Outcomes examined ranged from asymptomatic isolated calf muscle vein thrombosis to severe fatal pulmonary embolism. Conclusions: Current literature is controversial over any association between travel and VTE, and although the quality and power of these studies have been variable, studies of higher quality have shown a strong and significant association between prolonged air travel and VTE. No conclusions could be drawn about other modes of transportation. Since VTE is a disease of multifactorial causation, those with preexisting VTE risk factors are most vulnerable.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1195-1982en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Travel Medicineen_HK
dc.subjectReferences (31) View In Table Layouten_HK
dc.subject.meshAerospace Medicineen_HK
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTransportation - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshTravelen_HK
dc.subject.meshVenous Thrombosis - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshWorld Healthen_HK
dc.titleTraveler's thrombosis: A systematic reviewen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY: mycheung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailKarlberg, JPE: jpekarl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, BMY=rp01321en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityKarlberg, JPE=rp00400en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.pmid15996443en_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-20944448295en_HK
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-20944448295&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume12en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage142en_HK
dc.identifier.epage154en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000229754500007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridAnsari, MT=8630124500en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridCheung, BMY=7103294806en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHuang, JQ=7403635051en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridEklof, B=7007179166en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKarlberg, JPE=7005218406en_HK

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats