Management of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis

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DVT Management Organization:

Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) management is divided into acute anticoagulation and clot stabilization, chronic anticoagulation, and treatment of DVT-related complications.

Initial Therapy:

A heparin-based product is used for initial stabilization. Within the first five days, both heparin and warfarin are given.

Chronic Therapy:

For chronic management, only warfarin is used. However, warfarin becomes therapeutic only after five days. Hence, after five days, heparin is stopped and warfarin is continued.

New DVTs:

For patients with any new DVTs, compression stockings are recommended to decrease the risk of post-phlebitic syndrome.

INR Monitoring:

The INR of patients taking anticoagulation therapy must be maintained between 2 and 3.

Additional Reading:

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2. Alveolar-Blood Gas Exchange
3. Gas Transport and Regulation of Respiration
4. Four Causes of Hypoxemia
5. Control of Respiration
6. Systemic vs Pulmonary Circulation FAQ
7. Principles of Gas Exchange in Lungs
8. Hypoxia, Hypoxemia & Hemoglobin-Oxygen Saturation Curve
9. FAQ on Mechanics of Breathing
10. FAQ on Control of Breathing
11. Criteria for Transudate Pleural Effusion
12. Light's Criteria for Exudate Pleural Effusion
13. Notes on Lung Sounds
14. Patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
15. Management of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
16. Notes on Asthma Treatment

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