Review: Elastic compression stockings prevent the postthrombotic syndrome in deep venous thrombosis

Kahn, Susan R.
July 2004
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
Elastic compression stockings prevent the postthrombotic syndrome in deep venous thrombosis. Studies were selected if they were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or controlled clinical trials that compared medical elastic stockings and compression bandages with bed rest, no intervention, or placebo stockings. Studies were assessed for validity and methods using a standard checklist. In patients with deep venous thrombosis, elastic compression stockings prevent the postthrombotic syndrome. Safety information was not available for the pooled studies, but 1 study found similar adverse effects between groups.


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