Use of prophylactic inferior Vena cava filters in trauma

Ahmed A. Naiem, Alreem K. Al-Hinai, Rashid Al-Sukaiti, Hani Al-Qadhi

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Abstract

Venous thromboembolisms, specifically pulmonary embolisms (PEs), represent a significant burden on healthcare systems worldwide, particularly within the setting of trauma. According to the literature, PEs are the most common cause of in-hospital death; however, this condition can be prevented with a variety of prophylactic and therapeutic measures. This article aimed to examine current evidence on the use, indications for prophylaxis, outcomes and complications of prophylactic inferior vena cava filters in trauma patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e82-e85
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • Inferior vena cava filters
  • Thromboembolisms
  • Trauma
  • Veins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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