• The Rate of Deep Vein Thrombosis Doubles in Trauma Patients with Hypercoagulable Thromboelastography (September 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Critical Care, Epidemiology, Vascular
    Jason B. Brill, MD, Jayraan Badiee, MPH, Ashley L. Zander, DO, James D. Wallace, MD, Paul R. Lewis, DO, Michael J. Sise, MD, Vishal Bansal, MD, and Steven R. Shackford, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    Prospectively study of TEG to evaluate its utility in predicting symptomatic and asymptomatic VTE. The authors hypothesized that the VTE rate is higher in trauma patients with hypercoagulability identified by TEG than those without a hypercoagulable TEG.

    Impact Statement:

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in trauma can occur in patients at low risk and is a source of both morbidity and mortality after injury. Identifying patients at risk for VTE is an important Priority.

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