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A multicenter Trial of Vena Cava filters in severely injured patients

Ho, K.M., Rogers, F.B. and Lipman, J. (2019) A multicenter Trial of Vena Cava filters in severely injured patients. New England Journal of Medicine, 381 (15). pp. 1495-1497.

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To the Editor: The results of the multicenter trial reported by Ho et al. (July 25 issue)1 did not show any benefit associated with the placement of a prophylactic vena cava filter in severely injured patients. Although the authors provide high-quality data regarding this critical issue, we would like to clarify some points that warrant attention. First, the authors hypothesized that the superiority of the filter would be indicated by a 94% lower incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism among patients who received the filter than among those who did not receive the filter (0.5 vs. 9.0%); this appears to be . . .

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
Copyright: © 2019 Massachusetts Medical Society.
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