Venous thromboembolism after severe trauma: incidence, risk factors and outcome.

  title={Venous thromboembolism after severe trauma: incidence, risk factors and outcome.},
  author={Thomas Paffrath and Arasch Wafaisade and Rolf Lefering and Christian Simanski and Bertil Bouillon and Timo A Spanholtz and Sebastian Wutzler and Marc G. Maegele},
  volume={41 1},
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) are common life-threatening complications after trauma, but epidemiology and reported risk factors still vary. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the incidence of VTEs among hospitalised trauma patients, to identify potential risk factors and to assess whether their presence was associated with: (a) the magnitude and pattern of injury, (b) therapeutic interventions and (c) outcome, all by using a large population-based registry… CONTINUE READING


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