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A 38-year-old male asked:
Medical records state, gastrointestinal prophylaxis w/proton pump inhibitor & deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis w/sequential compression device. what does that mean?
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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Phlebology 43 years experience
Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently.
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Last updated Dec 26, 2014
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