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Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism Among Inpatients With Depression Justifies Greater Screening – Psychiatry Advisor

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Among inpatients with depression, it is important to screen for venous thromboembolism (VTE), as the results of an analysis recently published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment demonstrated a VTE prevalence of 8.5% in this population.The investigators sought to evaluate VTE prevalence and the factors associated with the condition among depressed inpatients from the Psychiatry Department of Akita University Hospital in Akita, Japan.

They performed their study among a total of 94 inpatients with depression between January 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. All of the patients with depression were screened for VTE with the use of D-dimer.

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