The "high-risk" deep venous thrombosis screening protocol for trauma patients: Is it practical?

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Summary of "The "high-risk" deep venous thrombosis screening protocol for trauma patients: Is it practical?"

Many centers advocate aggressive lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) screening using ultrasound (LUS) for patients meeting high-risk criteria. We hypothesized that a high-risk screening protocol is impractical and costly to implement.


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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
ISSN: 2163-0763


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