National trends in utilization of inferior vena cava filters in the United States, 2000-2009.

@article{Kuy2014NationalTI,
  title={National trends in utilization of inferior vena cava filters in the United States, 2000-2009.},
  author={Sreyram Kuy and Anahita Dua and Cheong Jun Lee and Bhavin Patel and Sapan S. Desai and Arshish Dua and Anik{\'o} N Szab{\'o} and Parag J. Patel},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize national trends over a decade in utilization of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in the U.S. by year, indication, hospital, and patient demographics. METHODS Retrospective cross-sectional study utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database, 2000 to 2009. IVC filter placement was identified with International Classification of Disease, Ninth Edition codes. Survey weighting, bivariate, and multivariate analysis was performed. RESULTS The number of IVC filters… CONTINUE READING

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