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Abstract

Venous thromboembolisms, specifically pulmonary embolisms (PEs), represent a significant burden on healthcare systems worldwide, particularly within the setting of trauma. According to the literature, PEs are the most common cause of in-hospital death; however, this condition can be prevented with a variety of prophylactic and therapeutic measures. This article aimed to examine current evidence on the use, indications for prophylaxis, outcomes and complications of prophylactic inferior vena cava filters in trauma patients.


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Inferior Vena Cava Filters Trauma Veins Thromboembolisms.

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Naiem, A. A., Al-Hinai, A. K., Al-Sukaiti, R., & Al-Qadhi, H. (2020). Use of Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Trauma. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal [SQUMJ], 16(1), 82–85. https://doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2016.16.01.015