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Safety of inferior vena cava filters as primary treatment for proximal deep vein thrombosis
  1. Debbie Dawson, Clinical Research Nurse,
  2. Kerstin Hogg, Clinical Research Fellow
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK;

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    Report by Debbie Dawson, Clinical Research NurseChecked by Kerstin Hogg, Clinical Research Fellow


    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether inferior vena cava filters were better than standard anticoagulation therapy in reducing pulmonary emboli in patients with proximal vein lower limb DVTs. Altogether 463 papers were found using the reported search, of which one presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country …

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