This study determines whether differences in the use of vena cava filters in hospitals in Kentucky can be explained by observable factors rather than potential reimbursement upcoding.
This cohort study determines if inferior vena cava filter insertion in trauma patients affects overall mortality.
This cohort study compares risk for proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism after incident isolated calf DVT in patients treated vs not treated with anticoagulation.
This cohort study compares the incidence of venous thromboembolism after trauma in patients whose enoxaparin dose was adjusted vs not adjusted using anti–factor Xa trough levels.
This review of 536 423 pediatric patients 0 to 17 years old using the National Trauma Data Bank from 2007 to 2012 develops a risk prediction calculator for venous thromboembolism in children admitted to the hospital after traumatic injury.
This retrospective cohort study demonstrates that longer surgery is directly associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism.
Louis et al determine if missed doses of enoxaparin correlate with deep vein thrombosis formation. Data were prospectively collected among 202 trauma and general surgery patients admitted to a level I trauma center. Deep vein thrombosis screening was performed using a rigorous standardized protocol. See the Invited Commentary by Galante.
Haut et al examine the comparative effectiveness of prophylactic inferior vena cava filters in trauma patients using meta-analysis to determine whether the filters prevented pulmonary embolism (PE), fatal PE, and mortality.
Brotman et al conducted a systemic review to compare the effectiveness and safety of pharmacologic and mechanical strategies to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery.