Venous compression for prevention of postthrombotic syndrome: a meta-analysis.

  title={Venous compression for prevention of postthrombotic syndrome: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Muzammil H. Musani and F. Almeida da Matta and Abdo Y. Yaekoub and Jane W Liang and Russell D. Hull and Paul D. Stein},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={123 8},
PURPOSE To determine the effectiveness of venous compression stockings or compression bandages on the reduction of postthrombotic syndrome in patients with deep venous thrombosis. METHODS We attempted to identify all published trials in all languages identified by PubMed through June 2009. Meta-analysis was performed. RESULTS Based on 5 randomized trials of patients with deep venous thrombosis comparing treatment with venous compression to controls, mild-to-moderate postthrombotic syndrome… CONTINUE READING