Letter to the Editor
Editor, – I was staggered to read the article on 'Flying and thromboembolism' (Aust Prescr 2009;32:148-50) and not see the word 'pregnancy' mentioned once in the entire article.
I think this glaring omission needs to be corrected as there is too much evidence-based research confirming that pregnancy is associated with a significantly raised incidence of deep vein thrombosis on long-haul flights.
This article omits a significant group of travellers and sends incomplete messages to readers.
- Lapostolle F, Surget V, Borron SW, Desmaizieres M, Sordelet D, Lapandry C. Severe pulmonary embolism associated with air travel. N Engl J Med 2001;345:779-83. .
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 443: Air travel during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2009;114:954-5. .