Venous thrombosis and women's health: Identification of risk factors and long terms effects

McColl, Mark D (1999) Venous thrombosis and women's health: Identification of risk factors and long terms effects. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality, with well-recognised inherited and acquired risk factors. Women are particularly at risk of this condition because of pregnancy, the use of combined oral contraceptive pills, and hormone replacement therapy. A number of long-term sequelae may occur following an episode of VTE in women, such as development of the post- thrombotic syndrome, restriction of future contraceptive choice, bleeding events related to anticoagulants, and recurrence of thrombosis. In recent years there has been a marked increase in our understanding of genetic risk factors important for the development of VTE, and of their interaction with acquired risks. In particular, the description of the factor V Leiden and (more recently) prothrombin 202 lOA mutations have highlighted common genetic variations that are associated with a modest increased risk of thromboembolism. These genetic mutations may also be associated with other conditions that are associated with coagulation activation, such as preeclampsia. Thrombophilia is a rapidly expanding and complex field, and undoubtedly new abnormalities will be described within the next few years.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Isobel D Walker
Keywords: Physiology
Date of Award: 1999
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1999-71818
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 09:31

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