Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

Herb A. Phelan

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Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury is both necessary and problematic. Here, we discuss the type, dose, and timing of pharmacologic prophylaxis as well as the practice of prophylactic vena cava filtration. The discussions entail brief literature about each practice, the author’s practice patterns, and the recommendations of national organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319402086
ISBN (Print)9783319402062
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Algorithm
  • Anticoagulation
  • Closed head injury
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Prophylaxis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vena cava filter
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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