According to Healio, an online medical news journal, a population-based retrospective cohort study has determined that a decline in the use of vena cava filters did not result in a rise of pulmonary embolism (PE) among trauma patients. Frederick B. Rogers, MD, MS, medical director of trauma and acute care surgery at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, and colleagues wrote, “Despite a precipitous decline of vena cava filter use in trauma, PE rates remained unchanged during this period. Taking this association into consideration, vena cava filters may have limited utility in influencing the rates of PE.” Guidelines for trauma patients recommend using ... Read More
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