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Use of Inferior Vena Cava Filters for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis2015

Type: Update Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Existing PMG/EBR: Venous Thromboembolism: Low Dose Heparin for DVT/PE Prophylaxis
Category: Surgical Critical Care
Committee Liaison: Erica Loomis, MD

Team leader(s)

In hospitalized trauma patients with traumatic brain injury/pelvic fracture/spinal cord injury and without contraindication for anticoagulation, should IVC filters be placed prophylactically?

Guideline Volunteers
Edward Chao, MD
Jerry Cheriyan, MBBS
Yngve Falck-Ytter, MD
Gerald R. Fortuna, Jr., MD
Samuel Galvagno, DO, PhD
Elliott Haut, MD, PhD
Dennis Kim, MD
Erica Loomis, MD
David Morris, MD
Nathan Polite, DO
Mariela Rivera, MD
Salina M. Wydo, MD

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