Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus in patients with traumatic brain injury: a prospective observational study

Adrian J Praeger, Andrew Westbrook, Alistair Dualta Nichol, Ruwan Wijemunige, Andrew Ross Davies, Stuart McAlister Lyon, Judy L Wills, Michael John Bailey, Jeffrey Victor Rosenfeld, Jamie Cooper

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Abstract

Intensive care patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A high rate of DVT was reported before routine thromboprophylaxis, but the current DVT rate in TBI patients receiving best-practice mechanical and pharmacological prophylaxis is unknown. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of DVT among TBI patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10 - 13
Number of pages4
JournalCritical Care and Resuscitation
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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