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Individualised versus standard duration of elastic compression therapy for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome (IDEAL DVT): a multicentre, randomised, single-blind, allocation-concealed, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Haematol 2018; 1: e25-e33.

Published: 19th December 2018

Authors: Ten Cate-Hoek AJ, Amin EE, Bouman AC, Meijer K, Tick LW, Middeldorp S et al.


All patients had compression stockings for six months, after which they were randomized to continue them for a further 18 months, or indivdualised compression according to severity of signs and symptoms. At two years, rates of postthrombotic syndrome were similar in the standard (28 per cent) and individualized groups (29 per cent).

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