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Mandatory assessment with appropriate thromboprophylaxis could prevent 1,900 VTE deaths a year

In an interview with the Irish Medical Times, Dr Susan O’Shea, Consultant Haemotologist in Cork University Hospital, said there had been an 8 per cent reduction in mortality from hospital-associated VTE in the UK since 2010, which was directly related to the introduction of national VTE guidelines there. Dr O’Shea suggested that the same benefit could be […]

I thought I had been bitten by a mosquito – it was a blood clot…

The Irish Independent has just published an article interviewing Businessman Shay Kearney about his experience of a DVT. Our own Dr Tomás Breslin is also interviewed. Currently, in Ireland there are no national guidelines for the administration of this medication to hospital patients. In the UK, they introduced national guidelines like this in 2010 and they estimate […]