A Stitch in Time Saves Clots: Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injury
Venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis (VTE-CHEMO) is often delayed in patients with traumatic brain injury because of the concern for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) progression. We hypothesize that (1) late time to VTE-CHEMO (≥48 h) is associated with higher incidence of VTE, and (2) VTE-CHEMO use does not correlate with ICH progression.
Coleman, J.R., Carmichael, H., Zangara, T., Dunn, J., Schroeppel, T.J., Campion, E., Goodman, M., Hosokawa, P., Sauaia, A., Moore, E.E., Bunn, B., Floren, M., & Ferrigno, L. (2020). A stitch in time saves clots: Venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis in traumatic brain injury. Journal of Surgical Research, 258, 289-298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2020.08.076