Efficacy of mechanical prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in patients with brain tumors.

@article{Auguste2004EfficacyOM,
  title={Efficacy of mechanical prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in patients with brain tumors.},
  author={Kurtis I. Auguste and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa and Mitchel S. Berger},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={E3}
}
Patients with brain tumors are at considerable risk for the formation of venous thromboemboli. One method of preventing these complications is mechanical prophylaxis in which an external pneumatic compression device and graduated elastic compression stockings are used. Evidence indicates that these devices prevent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) by limiting venous stasis and increasing fibrinolytic activity at both the local and systemic levels. The authors present… CONTINUE READING

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