Deep Venous Thrombosis and Thromboembolism in Patients With Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries : Neurosurgery

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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Thromboembolism in Patients With Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

Dhall, Sanjay S. MD*; Hadley, Mark N. MD; Aarabi, Bizhan MD, FRCSC§; Gelb, Daniel E. MD; Hurlbert, R. John MD, PhD, FRCSC; Rozzelle, Curtis J. MD#; Ryken, Timothy C. MD, MS**; Theodore, Nicholas MD‡‡; Walters, Beverly C. MD, MSc, FRCSC‡,§§

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Neurosurgery 72():p 244-254, March 2013. | DOI: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31827728c0

Abstract

ABBREVIATIONS: 

ASCI, acute spinal cord injury

DVT, deep venous thrombosis

IVC, inferior vena cava

IV, intravenous

LMWH, low molecular weight heparins

PE, pulmonary embolism

SCI, spinal cord injury

UFH, unfractionated heparin

VOP, venous occlusion plethysmography

VTE, venous thromboembolism.

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