Current Medical Practice

Prevention of Venous Thrombotic Event in Brain Injury: Review of Current Practices

Stuart Glassner, Karan Srivastava, Paul Cofnas, Brian Deegan, Peter DeMaria, Rimsky Denis and Enrique Ginzburg


Venous thromboembolic event after traumatic brain injury represents a unique clinical challenge. Physicians must balance appropriate timing of chemoprophylaxis with risk of increased cerebral hemorrhage. Despite an increase in the literature since the 1990s, there are clear disparities in treatment strategies. This review discusses the prominent studies and subsequent findings regarding the topic with an attempt to establish recommendations using the existing evidence-based literature.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2013;4(1):e0001