Role of screening tests for deep venous thrombosis in asymptomatic adults with acute spinal cord injury: an evidence-based analysis.

@article{Furlan2007RoleOS,
  title={Role of screening tests for deep venous thrombosis in asymptomatic adults with acute spinal cord injury: an evidence-based analysis.},
  author={Julio C Furlan and Michael G. Fehlings},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 17},
  pages={1908-16}
}
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To examine the evidence to support practice guidelines for screening for DVT in asymptomatic adults with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) who undergo pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Despite the fact that pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis has been widely used since the 1980s, deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and subsequent pulmonary embolism (PE) still account for approximately 10% of deaths during the first year… CONTINUE READING
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