Case Studies



Take Time Out provides the following case studies as they have been stories in the news recently. We offer these stories as they are relevant to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism, and hope they will assist us to get out our message to “Take Time Out”.


Please read some of the case studies below;


Story from the Daily Mail - This story is about a father who was sent home from hospital, and later died from a deadly blood clot.

Another story from the Daily Mail - Another British air passenger has made the headlines after she was diagnosed with a near-fatal DVT (deep vein thrombosis) after a long-haul flight.

More from the Daily Mail - Children who spend hours sitting in front of computer games or televisions are at risk from deep vein thrombosis, doctors have warned.

The BBC – Sir Bruce Keogh to name and shame hospitals who fail to effectively screen for DVT following 25000 annual DVT related deaths.

Serena Williams Blood Clot - 13 time grand slam winner Serena Williams hospitalised with Pulmonary Embolism.

James Nesbitt Stricken by DVT - James Nesbitt the Irish Star of Cold Feat who has been filming The Hobbitt in New Zealand has been receiving treatment for DVT.

BBC - Boy of 14 gets DVT after spending 10 hours playing video games, his father at first thought he had growing pains.

Facebook Forum - Topic posted by young people on Facebook talking about their DVT experiences and complications.

Bryan Mourns Meaghan Jones - Everyone at Take Time Out sends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this young lady who died as a result of a Pulmonary Embolism, following a Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Sky News - Sky news gives further examples of the DVT risk when Immobile.

Sunday Express - Why standing up can prevent DVT.

Daily Mail - DVT hits one in five jet flyers.

Womens Health Zone - Ladies please check out how to avoid DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and PE (Pulmonary Embolism)

Web MD Blog - Dr Richard C Frank is a Haematologist and director of Cancer Research - See his article on cancer and Blood clots.

BBC NEWS - Following the death by DVT of her daughter Emma, Ruth Christofferson has campaigned tirelessly to bring awareness, she is instrumental in why people all over the world today are advised by airlines to take precautions whilst flying and why many life's have been saved. Here is an archive link showing some of the work Ruth has championed.

BBC NEWS - John Smith MP for the Vale of Glamorgan has campaigned for many years and is a member of the influential All Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group.

DH.GOV.UK - Here is one of a series of factsheets issued by the Chief medical officers of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as part of its stay active programme for wholelife.

Surgeon General USA - A call to action - after 350,000 Americans a year suffer from a DVT the Surgeon General (2008) produced this call for action.

BBC Look North - Follow this link to Look North Interviews and several connected articles.

Street Articles - Here is some observations and good advice on how to avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis.

DVT Forum - Please check this out gives loads of questions and answers about Deep Vein Thrombosis and helps you avoid Pulmonary Embolism.

Boston Herald - Bobby Jenks of the Boston Red Socks - Sidelined over "Scary" DVT Induced Pulmonary Embolism.

MSN.com - Playing video games without a break can kill you.

STUFF.co.nz - Read this interesting article from New Zealand, Awareness of the risks of immobilization continue to grow.

Webmd.Boots.com - Please read this excellent article from Boots Web Md a major web resource in the UK.

Telegraph.co.uk - This article linked to travelling explains how multiple events add up to create an ever increasing risk of DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis. Similar is found when gaming, lack of mobility, tiredness, sleeping a long session off and dehydration caused by drinking high caffeine energy drinks add up to a high risk factor, the airlines have taken steps to make passengers aware of these issues, not so the UK gaming industry who are represented in this matter by UKIE . Take Time Out has discussed this with UKIE represented by Daniel Woods claimed there was little evidence about DVT related deaths amongst gamers. Time line 4th October 2011.

1up.com - 1up.com has written an excellent article and has drawn gamers attention to the issue of DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis when gaming in a positive way, please read the 50 comments from their very active Forum.

New York Daily News - Please read this article which made the New York Daily News, America has shown a massive interest in this story, many online games are played with Brits like Chris in sessions which stretch into the early hours.









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