Screening for venous thromboembolism in traumatic brain injury: Limitations of D-Dimer assay

Short Title:
Screening for venous thromboembolism in traumatic brain injury: Limitations of D-Dimer assay
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45036.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 285-290
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study conducted to assess whether 2 types of D-dime fibrin degradation assays, a second-generation latex immunosorbent agglutination and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, can predict the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during the first 2 weeks after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results indicate that the currently recommended levels of D-dimer to predict DVT are not useful in the acute TBI population.
Author(s):
Meythaler, Jay M.; Fisher, Winfield S.; Rue, Loring W.; Johnson, Alice; Davis, Linda; Brunner, Robert C.
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