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Clinical Review

Diagnosis, investigation, and management of deep vein thrombosis

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1180

Re: Prevention of deep vein thrombosis is as important as diagnosis and management

Thank you for your comments regarding the prevention of DVT.

As the diagnosis, investigation and management of DVT is quite a
broad topic it was difficult to confine the article to 2000 words and so I
could not include a paragraph on thromboprophylaxis. Moreover, we were
restricted to 25 references.

I think that an up to date evidence-based review on the prevention of
DVT is important and topical and warrants a complete paper rather than a

I have almost finished a review on DVT and air travel which I hope to
get published. This article will include all the evidence for the various
preventive measures for DVT.

Thank you for interest in this topic.

Clive Tovey

Competing interests:  
I have been reimbursed by Pharmacia, the manufacturers of Fragmin, for attending a conference.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 June 2003
Clive Tovey
Consultant A&E
A&E department, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Gamorgan, Wales CF47 9DT