Venous Thromboembolism Risk Twice as High in Non-travelers.

Travel-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) following long-haul flights has recently attracted significant public attention. Results of a new meta-analysis of 14 studies showed travelers have a significant elevation in risk that increases with the duration of the trip. The pooled relative risk for VTE across all the studies was 2.0 (p>0.001) compared to non-travelers. When duration of…

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