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DVT prophylaxis


  • VTE risk ↑s w/ TBI severity

  • Recommendations:

    • LMWH or low-dose UFH may be used w/ mechanical prophylaxis

      • ↑ risk of expansion of ICH

      • Consider if brain injury is stable & benefit > risk



Adapted from Guidelines for the Management of Severe TBI, 4th Ed., September 2016, Brain Trauma Foundation.


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