Randomized, pilot study of intermittent pneumatic compression devices plus dalteparin versus intermittent pneumatic compression devices plus heparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing craniotomy.

@article{Macdonald2003RandomizedPS,
  title={Randomized, pilot study of intermittent pneumatic compression devices plus dalteparin versus intermittent pneumatic compression devices plus heparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing craniotomy.},
  author={Robert L Macdonald and Chris Amidei and Joseph Baron and Bryce Weir and Frederick Brown and Robert K Erickson and Javad Hekmatpanah and David M. Frim},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={363-72; discussion 372-4}
}
BACKGROUND Unfractionated heparin and the low molecular weight heparin, dalteparin, are used for prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing craniotomy. These drugs were compared in a randomized, prospective pilot study comparing intermittent pneumatic compression devices plus dalteparin to intermittent pneumatic compression devices plus heparin. METHODS One hundred patients undergoing craniotomy were randomly allocated to receive perioperative prophylaxis with… CONTINUE READING

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