TITLE

Meta-analysis of Effectiveness of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices with a Comparison of Thigh-high to Knee-high Sleeves

AUTHOR(S)
Vanek, Vincent W.
PUB. DATE
November 1998
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Nov1998, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p1050
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the clinical effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices in preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. Comparison of the results of knee-high sleeves to thigh-high sleeves; Incidence of DVT in major orthopedic surgery patients and IPC- and warfarin-treated patients; Analysis of original articles from 1966 to June 1996.
ACCESSION #
1240856

 

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