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Thromboprophylaxis for trauma patients

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Thromboprophylaxis for trauma patients
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, March 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008303.pub2
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Barrera LM, Perel P, Ker K, Cirocchi R, Farinella E, Morales Uribe CH, Luis M Barrera, Pablo Perel, Katharine Ker, Roberto Cirocchi, Eriberto Farinella, Carlos Hernando Morales Uribe


Trauma is a leading causes of death and disability in young people. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a principal cause of death. Trauma patients are at high risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The incidence varies according to the method used to measure the DVT and the location of the thrombosis. Due to prolonged rest and coagulation abnormalities, trauma patients are at increased risk of thrombus formation. Thromboprohylaxis, either mechanical or pharmacological, may decrease mortality and morbidity in trauma patients who survive beyond the first day in hospital, by decreasing the risk of VTE in this population.A previous systematic review did not find evidence of effectiveness for either pharmacological or mechanical interventions. However, this systematic review was conducted 10 years ago and most of the included studies were of poor quality. Since then new trials have been conducted. Although current guidelines recommend the use of thromboprophylaxis in trauma patients, there has not been a comprehensive and updated systematic review since the one published.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 2 1%
Japan 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Unknown 159 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 17%
Researcher 25 15%
Student > Bachelor 22 13%
Student > Postgraduate 18 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Other 56 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 103 62%
Unspecified 20 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 5%
Engineering 4 2%
Other 13 8%