Study: Infections in colon surgery patients tied to higher clot risk

01/21/2013 | HealthDay News

Patients with surgical-site infections after colon and rectal procedures had a four times greater risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism than patients who did not develop infections, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Ninety-two percent of those who developed clots had been given preventive anticoagulants. More screening for clots may be needed in these patients with surgical-site infections, a researcher said.

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