Deep vein thrombosis: Prevalence and risk factors in rehabilitation admissions with brain injury

Short Title:
Deep vein thrombosis: Prevalence and risk factors in rehabilitation admissions with brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50079.
Journal:
Neurology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 63, issue 1, pp 485-491
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes the prevalence and risk factors of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) among 709 consecutive patients admitted for initial neurorehabilitation following brain injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), primary brain tumor, and hypoxia/other. The admission screening protocol combined venous duplex ultrasonography (VDU) and a commercial D-dimer latex agglutination assay (DDLx). DVT was considered present based on VDU results only. The prevalence of DVT was 11.1 percent and was higher with brain tumor (21.2 percent) and ICH (16 percent) than with TBI (6.7 percent). DVT risk factors identified by multivariable logistic regression analysis included older age, type of brain injury, and greater postinjury duration. Risk factors also varied by type of brain injury. Among patients with TBI, only DDLx and greater postinjury duration were associated with DVT.
Author(s):
Yablon, S. A.; Rock Jr, W. A.; Nick, T. G.; Sherer, M.; McGrath, C. M.; Goodson, K. H.
Author Address(es):
Participating Centers:

Some items may be available for document delivery from the National Rehabilitation Information Center. Make a note of the title and any accession number and contact NARIC at 800-346-2742 to request a copy. There is a charge for document delivery from the NARIC collection.