Prevention of deep venous thrombosis in patients with acute spinal cord injuries

Use of rotating treatment tables

D. M. Becker, M. Gonzalez, A. Gentili, Frank J Eismont, Barth A Green

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Abstract

A randomized clinical trial of 15 patients with acute spinal cord injuries was performed to test the hypothesis that rotating treatment tables prevent deep venous thrombosis in this population. Four of 5 control (nonrotated) patients developed distal and proximal thrombi, assessed by 125I fibrogen leg scans and impedance plethysmography. In comparison, only 1 of 10 treated (rotated) patients developed both distal and proximal thrombosis (P = 0.007). These results suggest but do not prove that rotating treatment tables prevent the development of proximal deep venous thrombosis in spinal cord-injured patients. Larger clinical trials are needed to confirm this heretofore undocumented benefit of rotating treatment tables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-677
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume20
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 21 1987

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Venous Thrombosis
Thrombosis
Impedance Plethysmography
Therapeutics
Leg
Spinal Cord
Randomized Controlled Trials
Clinical Trials
Population

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Prevention of deep venous thrombosis in patients with acute spinal cord injuries : Use of rotating treatment tables. / Becker, D. M.; Gonzalez, M.; Gentili, A.; Eismont, Frank J; Green, Barth A.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 20, No. 5, 21.08.1987, p. 675-677.

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