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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Medical Directors Association|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
- Deep venous thrombosis
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