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Longer surgery linked to risk of blood clots
Longer surgery linked to risk of blood clots (December 4, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Chicago - A new report published in JAMA Surgery finds that longer surgery may raise risk of blood clots. Researchers studied over 1.4 million patents who had underwent surgery with general anesthesia at over 300 US hospitals. The study period went from 2005 to 2011. Results showed that patients who underwent the longest procedures were at 1.27x increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism
 
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