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Inferior vena cava filters: a concise review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21881394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous thromboembolic disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Anticoagulation has been the mainstay of treatment and prevention. Unfortunately, anticoagulation frequently fails or is contraindicated. Use of inferior vena cava filters can be an effective alternative in these scenarios. Though inferior vena cava filters have been used for > 4 decades, the evidence behind their use is limited. Use of IVC filters is associated with both minor and major complications. More randomized prospective trials are needed to evaluate these devices. In this article, we review issues concerning the use of inferior vena cava filters.
Adarsh Sahni; Vincent Lem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital practice (1995)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  2154-8331     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Pract (1995)     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-01     Completed Date:  2011-10-04     Revised Date:  2013-04-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101268948     Medline TA:  Hosp Pract (1995)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Neoplasms / complications
Orthopedic Procedures / adverse effects
Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Thrombophilia / complications
Vena Cava Filters*
Venous Thromboembolism / etiology,  therapy*
Wounds and Injuries / complications

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