Short Tilte:Screening for venous thromboembolism in traumatic brain injury: Limitations of D-Dimer assay
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 84, 2, 285-290
Study conducted to assess whether 2 types of D-dime fibrin degradation assays, a second-generation latex immunosorbent agglutination and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, can predict the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during the first 2 weeks after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results indicate that the currently recommended levels of D-dimer to predict DVT are not useful in the acute TBI population.