Article: article from journal or magazin.
Prévention du syndrome post-thrombotique [Prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is the most frequent chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with an estimated prevalence of 30-50%. PTS is a significant cause of disability, especially when complicated by venous ulcers. Therefore, PTS has important socio-economic consequences for both the patient and the health care system. Actually, the efficacy of PTS treatment is very limited; therefore, best treatment remains prevention. Compression therapy, particularly by graduated compression stockings (GCS) has a pivotal role in PTS prophylaxis. Aim of this article is to resume state of the art literature on this subject. Recommendations on PTS prevention have even been reported.
Humans, Postthrombotic Syndrome/prevention & control, Stockings, Compression
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