J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 12;83(6):1088-1094
From the Center for Translational Injury Research (R.C., M.H.S, S.D.A., T.J.C., C.E.W., J.B.H.), University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas; Department of Surgery, McGovern Medical School (R.C., M.H.S., S.D.A., C.E.W., J.B.H.), Houston, Texas; and Department of Neurosurgery (K.M.S.), McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas.
Background: After traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), there is increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but chemoprophylaxis (PPX) may cause expansion of intraspinal hematoma (ISH).
Methods: Single-center retrospective study of adult trauma patients from 2012 to 2015 with SCI.
Exclusion Criteria: VTE diagnosis, death, or discharge within 48 hours. Read More