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Two cases of jugular vein thrombosis in severely burned patients

Authors Cen H, He X

Received 18 April 2013

Accepted for publication 12 June 2013

Published 15 July 2013 Volume 2013:9 Pages 295—297

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S46907

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Hanghui Cen, Xiaojie He

Department of Burn, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University Medical College, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Here we present two cases of jugular vein thrombosis in burn patients, with diagnosis, risk factor analysis, and treatment approaches. Severely burned patients have high risk of deep vein thrombosis occurrence due to multiple surgeries. The deep vein catheter should be carefully performed. Once deep vein thrombosis is detected, a wide ultrasonography helps to find other thrombosis sites. During the acute phase, low molecular weight heparin can be used. Upon long-term anti-thrombosis treatment, combined use of herbal medicine during rehabilitation is helpful.

Keywords: burn, heparin, combined treatment

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