We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Problems in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thrombophlebitis

Arch Surg. 1962;85(1):18-24. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1962.01310010022004.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


The absence of a diagnostic test to determine actual or incipient thromboembolic disease makes an analysis of this condition basically unscientific and subject to much variation. However, the data from over 1,000 cases of thrombophlebitis in 2 general hospitals show much agreement on diagnosis, diagnostic errors, methods of management, and inadequacies of treatment. This is an analysis of the common problems in the diagnosis and treatment of thrombophlebitis, with suggestions for improvement.

Material  During the past 10 years, there were 608 cases of thrombophlebitis at University Hospital; at Mount Carmel Hospital there have been 409 cases in the past 14 years. These patients were treated by a large number of physicians, many of whom are on the staffs of both hospitals. There were 611 females and 406 males. Age and sex distribution were similar in the 2 hospitals. The age distributions are shown in Figure 1. A similar age range


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.