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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 243-247

Investigational approach and management of venous thromboembolism at Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Rashid Hospital P.O. Box 4545 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date of Web Publication30-Jun-2014

Correspondence Address:
Ahmad Al Rustamani
Rashid Hospital P.O. Box 4545 Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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  Abstract 

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common disorder that is associated with long-term complications. Deep venous thrombosis(DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are recognized presentation for VTE, although their presentation and managements are variable. This retrospective study explored the presentation, investigational approach and therapeutic interventions used for VTE at Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates . We included patients (75 male (64%) and 43 females (36%)) diagnosed with VTE who confirmed by supportive laboratory and radiological tests. Data was collected from the medical records using ICD-10 coding of VTE between January 2007 and January 2010. Our cohort represented the multi-ethnical Dubai population comprising 40% Arabs, 37% Asians and 10% European. Sixty-five patients had PE and 53 patients had isolated DVT. Recurrent
DVT events occurred in 3 patients. Calf pain and shortness of breath were the common presentation for DVT and PE, respectively. Doppler Ultra Sound Doppler and Computed Tomography were the preferred radiological testing for VTE. Smoking was present in 14% of subjects, active cancer in 11%, history of trauma in 16%, history of recent long distance travel in 15% and chronic illness in 16%. Among the PE cases, 25 patients (38%) had concomitant DVT. A thrombophilia test was positive in 2 (5%) of 37 cases. Presentation of VTE at Rashid Hospital shows similarities to other registries and utilizing clinical prediction models can unify the diagnostic approach. Developing a VTE registry will have an impact in our understanding this disease.

Keywords: Venous thromboembolism, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


How to cite this article:
Al Rustamani A. Investigational approach and management of venous thromboembolism at Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. J Appl Hematol 2011;2:243-7

How to cite this URL:
Al Rustamani A. Investigational approach and management of venous thromboembolism at Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. J Appl Hematol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Dec 2];2:243-7. Available from: https://www.jahjournal.org/text.asp?2011/2/3/243/135593

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