Published in Hematology Week, June 16th, 2008
Montreal, 27 May 2008 – Hip and knee replacement surgery patients – who are often elderly – are at increased risk of developing potentially life-threatening thrombosis, or blood clots. Nevertheless, according to a study by Dr. Elham Rahme of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, most patients in Quebec do not receive the recommended treatment to prevent a thrombosis. The study will be published June 3 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Dr. Rahme and her team analyzed the records of 7,058 Quebec hip and knee replacement patients, and discovered that...
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