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Vena cava filters in severely-injured patients: One size does not fit all

Ho, K.M., Holley, A. and Lipman, J. (2019) Vena cava filters in severely-injured patients: One size does not fit all. Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine, 38 (4). pp. 305-307.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accpm.2019.07.003
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Abstract

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common following trauma. In the absence of chemoprophylaxis, proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the limbs and subsequent pulmonary embolism (PE) may occur as frequently as 18% and 11%, respectively [1]. Symptomatic PE following trauma is reported to occur in more than 30% of cases, within the first 96 hours of injury [2]. A concerning observation is that fatal PE accounts for about 12% of all trauma-related deaths, with half of these considered preventable [3]...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier Masson SAS
Copyright: © 2019 Société française d'anesthésie et de réanimation (Sfar).
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/50145
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