Incidence of deep vein thrombosis in restrained psychiatric patients.

  title={Incidence of deep vein thrombosis in restrained psychiatric patients.},
  author={Takuto Ishida and Takeshi Katagiri and Hiroyuki Uchida and Hiroyoshi Takeuchi and Hitoshi Sakurai and Koichiro Watanabe and Masaru Mimura},
  volume={55 1},
BACKGROUND Although physical restraint is still used in psychiatric inpatient settings, it sometimes causes serious side effects, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and resulting pulmonary embolism. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of the DVT in restrained patients who were receiving routine prophylaxis and to identify the risk factors of this condition. METHODS This study was conducted at Sakuragaoka Memorial Hospital, Japan from December 2008 to September… CONTINUE READING
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