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Effect of intravenous dextran 70 and pneumatic leg compression on incidence of postoperative pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1000195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis was measured in 50 matched pairs of patients undergoing common surgical procedures with preoperative and postoperative ventilation-perfusion lung scans and the fibrinogen uptake test. One patient in each pair was treated with intravenous dextran 70 and pneumatic leggings. The incidence of pulmonary embolism among the treated patients was significantly reduced from 24% to 8%, but the incidence of deep vein thrombosis was not significantly reduced (34% to 24%).
N L Browse; G Clemenson; N T Bateman; J I Gaunt; D N Croft
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-24     Completed Date:  1977-02-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1281-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dextrans / therapeutic use*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Leg / blood supply*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis,  prevention & control*
Radionuclide Imaging
Thrombophlebitis / prevention & control
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
9001-32-5/Fibrinogen; 9004-54-0/Dextrans

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