Interrupted pharmocologic thromboprophylaxis increases venous thromboembolism in traumatic brain injury.

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BACKGROUND Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis (PTP) is frequently withheld, begun late, or interrupted in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of this study was to analyze whether late or interrupted PTP increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after TBI. METHODS We retrospectively studied patients with blunt TBI and stable head… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318207c54d

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