Venous thromboembolism and its prevention in critical care.

@article{Geerts2002VenousTA,
  title={Venous thromboembolism and its prevention in critical care.},
  author={William H. Geerts and Deborah G Cook and Rita Selby and Edward E. Etchells},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          95-104
        }
}
BACKGROUND Evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are available for most major surgical and medical patient groups. Such guidelines have not been established for critically ill patients. OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review of the prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the efficacy of thromboprophylaxis, and the rates of thromboprophylaxis use in critically ill patients. METHODS Computerized literature search for relevant studies meeting… CONTINUE READING

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