[D-dimer screening in surgical long-term intensive care patients].


BACKGROUND Clinically unrecognized thrombosis with the danger of a pulmonary embolism represents an underestimated problem in surgical ICU patients. In patients undergoing total hip replacement for instance, over 30% develop a clinically inapparent form of thrombosis, despite initial thrombosis prophylaxis. We tried to recognize clinically inapparent… (More)