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Body mass index, surgery, and risk of venous thromboembolism in middle-aged women: A cohort study

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BACKGROUND-: Obesity and surgery are known risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE), but there is limited information about the independent effects of obesity on the incidence of postoperative VTE. We linked questionnaire data from the Million Women Study with hospital admission and death records to examine the risk of VTE in relation to body mass index (BMI) both in the absence of surgery and in the first 12 weeks following an operation. METHODS AND RESULTS-: Overall, 1 170 495 women (m...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
Circulation More from this journal
Volume:
125
Issue:
15
Pages:
1897-1904
Publication date:
2012-04-17
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EISSN:
1524-4539
ISSN:
0009-7322
Language:
English
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pubs:325379
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uuid:21f89670-50bd-44c2-b03d-ed15f40ea921
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pubs:325379
Source identifiers:
325379
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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