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CASE STUDY DATA FORM (HOSPITAL) 31 History and clinical examination are not reliable ways of diagnosing DVT. 21 Lower extremity DVT can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Patients with lower extremity DVT often do not present with erythema, pain, warmth, swelling, or tenderness. Symptomatic patients with proximal DVT may present with lower extremity pain, calf tenderness, and lower extremity swelling. 22 , 23 Homans’ sign may be demonstrable in DVT. Most of these features lack specificity; hence clinical evaluation usually implies the need for further evaluation. The left leg is the commonest site for venous thrombosis in pregnancy 11 and in acute massive venous thrombosis. This may be due to compression of the left iliac vein by the right iliac artery (May– Thurner syndrome). 24 Phlegmasia alba dolens is characterized by edema, pain, and blanching without cyanosis while phlegmasia cerulea dolens is characterized by these features in addition to cyanosis, which characteristically progresses from distal to proximal areas and bleb/bulla formation. I. Format/Appearance Includes evaluation of grammar, sentence structure, professional writing, & APA format **See grading rubric for a detailed description of level of achievement Items to be turned in- case study paper in a folder with pockets, data form, notes, items copied from hospital chart, signed grading sheet, & articles
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  • Spring '16
  • Kim Hutapea
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