Adjunctive Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Venous Thromboprophylaxis

@article{Arabi2019AdjunctiveIP,
  title={Adjunctive Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Venous Thromboprophylaxis},
  author={Yaseen M. Arabi and Fahad Al-Hameed and Karen E. A. Burns and Sangeeta Mehta and Sami Alsolamy and Mohammed S. Alshahrani and Yasser Mandourah and Ghaleb A. Almekhlafi and Mohammed Ahmad Almaani and Ali A. A. Al bshabshe and Simon Finfer and Zia Arshad and Imran Khalid and Yatin B. Mehta and Atul Gaur and Hassan Hawa and Hergen Buscher and Hani M. Lababidi and Abdulsalam Al Aithan and Sheryl Ann I. Abdukahil and J. Ermine Jose and Lara Y. Afesh and Abdulaziz S. Aldawood},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={380},
  pages={1305–1315}
}
Background Whether adjunctive intermittent pneumatic compression in critically ill patients receiving pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis would result in a lower incidence of deep‐vein thrombosis than pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis alone is uncertain. Methods We randomly assigned patients who were considered adults according to the local standards at the participating sites (≥14, ≥16, or ≥18 years of age) within 48 hours after admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) to receive either… CONTINUE READING

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