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HEME - VTE Prophylaxis

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A systematic method for follow-up improves removal rates for retrievable inferior vena cava filters in a trauma patient population.
Irwin E, Byrnes M, Schultz S, Chipman J, Beal A, Ahrendt M, Beilman G, Croston JK.
J Trauma. 2010 Oct;69(4):866-9.

Rationale for inclusion: A patient safety approach to IVC filter manegment to ensure timely removal when no longer indicated

Citations - 26 (as of July 2017)

Standard prophylactic enoxaparin dosing leads to inadequate anti-Xa levels and increased deep venous thrombosis rates in critically ill trauma and surgical patients.
Malinoski D, Jafari F, Ewing T, Ardary C, Conniff H, Baje M, Kong A, Lekawa ME, Dolich MO, Cinat ME, Barrios C, Hoyt DB.
J Trauma. 2010 Apr;68(4):874-80.

Rationale for inclusion: Standard lovenox dosing may not be adaquate; this paper describes the use of tracking Xa levels

Citations - 72 (as of July 2017)

Thromboelastography as a better indicator of hypercoagulable state after injury than prothrombin time or activated partial thromboplastin time.
Park MS, Martini WZ, Dubick MA, Salinas J, Butenas S, Kheirabadi BS, Pusateri AE, Vos JA, Guymon CH, Wolf SE, Mann KG, Holcomb JB.
J Trauma. 2009 Aug;67(2):266-75; discussion 275-6.

Rationale for inclusion: Excellent description on discerning hypercoagulable states using TEG

Citations - 228 (as of July 2017)

The practice of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the major trauma patient.
Nathens AB, McMurray MK, Cuschieri J, Durr EA, Moore EE, Bankey PE, Freeman B, Harbrecht BG, Johnson JL, Minei JP, McKinley BA, Moore FA, Shapiro MB, West MA, Tompkins RG, Maier RV.
J Trauma. 2007 Mar;62(3):557-62; discussion 562-3.

Rationale for inclusion: Avery Nathans paper on VTE prophylaxis following major trauma

Citations - 91 (as of July 2017)

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