Prophylactic Greenfield filter placement in selected high-risk trauma patients.

  title={Prophylactic Greenfield filter placement in selected high-risk trauma patients.},
  author={S Khansarinia and James W Dennis and Henry C Veldenz and Jefferey Butcher and L Hartland},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={231-5; discussion 235-6}
PURPOSE Pulmonary embolus (PE) remains a major factor in morbidity and death in severely injured patients, especially those in specific high-risk groups. PEs have been documented to occur despite routine deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of prophylactic Greenfield filter (PGF) placement in patients who have multiple trauma with known high-risk injuries for PE. METHODS From January 1992 to June 1994, PGF were prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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