New Zealand doctors to conduct world's largest DVT study.
Doctors from Green Lane Hospital and Wellington Hospital in New Zealand are awaiting government approval to proceed with a major study into the link between air travel and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
The project is expected to start in some time in February and will involve up to 1,000 volunteers, making it one of the largest studies of its kind in the world. The project will cost up to NZD250,000 and will involve volunteers having a specially-developed blood test before and after their flights. The test helps to identify blood clots and if a person shows signs of clotting following a flight they will be given more tests, such as lower limb and chest scans, according to The New Zealand Herald Online. The participants will also have to complete questionnaires about their in-flight behaviour.
The project is expected to run for six months and will involve volunteers from Auckland and Wellington.
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