Medicine an Surgery notes

Apr 24th, 2015
Studypool Tutor
Price: $10 USD

Tutor description

Word Count: 1223
Showing Page: 1/9
Protocol on Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancyand the Postpartum PeriodINTRODUCTIONVenous Thromboembolism (VTE) complicates 0.5-3/1000 pregnancies, approximately four times greater than in the non-pregnant population. It occurs with equal frequency in all three trimesters and in the postpartum period and in a woman who has had a previous VTE, the recurrence risk can be as high as 12%. VTE can be a cause of significant morbidity and mortality stemming from extension of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or the development of a pulmonary embolus (PE). PE can compromise oxygenation and lead to hypotension and sudden death.RISK FACTORS FOR VTE Kent et al, 2000. Reproduced free of charge with permission from the SOGC.DIAGNOSIS OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)Risk factors in addition to clinical signs help make the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. The diagnostic test of choice for a DVT is compression doppler ultrasound. If there are 3 or more clinical signs of DVT and the ultrasound diagnosis is delayed it is reasonable to treat based on clinical suspicion.DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM (PE)Risk factors in addition to clinical signs help make the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. EKG findings and a DVT on Compression Doppler Ultrasound can strengthen your suspicion of PE, but a normal EKG or a normal Compression Doppler Ultrasound does not rule out a PE if you have a strong clinical suspicion. If there

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Thanks for the help. "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1820 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors