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An audit of pressure sores caused by intermittent compression devices used to prevent venous thromboembolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22263320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
When intermittent compression devices (ICDs) are used to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) they can cause pressure sores in a selected group of women, undergoing long operations. A prospective audit pre and post intervention showed a reduced risk with an alternative device, without increasing the risk of VTE.
Authors:
Joanna Skillman; Sunil Thomas
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perioperative practice     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1750-4589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perioper Pract     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271023     Medline TA:  J Perioper Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-20     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry CV2 2DX. joskillman@doctors.org.uk
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