A simple strategy to prevent post thrombotic syndrome?

By Vania Morelli
Researcher at TREC

The formation of a venous blood clot in the deep veins of the body is a common condition in the general population that is associated with a serious complication known as “post thrombotic syndrome”. Currently, there is no cure for the post thrombotic syndrome; therefore, prevention of this complication is very important. A recent study from the Netherlands presents a promising and simple strategy to prevent the post thrombotic syndrome based on compression therapy applied to the legs.

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Inter-rater agreement between professional-rated and patient-rated scores of the Villalta scale for evaluation of the post-thrombotic syndrome

By Trond Isaksen, PhD student TRECtrond i artikkel bilde

The Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) refers to chronic symptoms and signs following a blood clot in the deep veins. The Villalta scale measure the severity of PTS, which vary from none to disabling symptoms and signs like pain, swelling and ulcers. No effective treatment for PTS is available and progress will depend on research. Continue reading

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