TITLE

Experience with the Insertion of Vena Caval Filters in Acutely Burned Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Still, Joseph; Friedman, Bruce; Furman, Steven; Cohen, Howard; Gates, Christopher; Dawson, John; Law, Edward
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar2000, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The use of inferior vena caval filters in patients at high risk of pulmonary emboli is a standard practice in many types of patients. The usefulness of such filters in acutely burned patients has yet to be established. Twenty inferior vena caval filters were inserted in burn patients. Five were inserted because of preexisting thromboembolic disease. Fifteen were placed prophylactically because of high-risk states, including prolonged immobilization, old age, bleeding problems, and obesity. There were no complications due to filter insertion. No postinsertion emboli were recognized. There were no cases of postinsertion thrombophlebitis. In this small series, the procedure appears to be effective and safe.
ACCESSION #
2962424

 

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