The efficacy of sequential compression devices in multiple trauma patients with severe head injury.

@article{Gersin1994TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of sequential compression devices in multiple trauma patients with severe head injury.},
  author={Keith S. Gersin and Gene Grindlinger and V Lee and Richard C. Dennis and Suzanne K. Wedel and Riad Cachecho},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1994},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          205-8
        }
}
Thirty-two multiple trauma patients with severe head injury and a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 8 or less were prospectively studied to assess the occurrence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). All patients required mechanical ventilation. A sequential compression device (SCD) was used in 14 patients and 18 patients received no prophylaxis for thromboembolism. Bilateral lower extremity technetium venoscans and ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) lung scans were performed… CONTINUE READING

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