Incidence of deep-venous thrombosis in nursing home residents using megestrol acetate

Benjamin Kropsky, Yong Shi, Evan Paul Cherniack

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the incidence of deep venous thrombosis in users of megestrol acetate in population of institutionalized elderly. Design: Retrospective chart review. Setting: A teaching nursing home in New York City. Measurements: Number of cases of deep venous thrombosis in megesterol users. Results: The incidence of deep venous thrombosis in 246 users was 4.9% Conclusion: There is a six-fold higher incidence of deep venous thrombosis among megestrol users in this population than in the general population of institutionalized elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Elderly
  • Megestrol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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