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Adjunctive intermittent pneumatic compression for venous thromboprophylaxis. N Engl J Med 2019; 380: 1305-1315.

Published: 21st June 2019

Authors: Arabi YM, Al-Hameed F, Burns KEA, Mehta S, Alsolamy SJ, Alshahrani MS et al.


A total of 2003 patients in intensive care were randomly allocated pneumatic compression in addition to low molecular weight heparin for thromboprophylaxis. There was a non-significant reduction in venous thromboembolic complications: relative risk 0.93, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.6 to 1.44, P=0.74.

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