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Perioperative Use of Compression or Pneumatic Stockings: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Published on: September 12, 2017
Project Number: RA0931-000 - RB1138-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding length of surgery and compression device usage for the application of compression or pneumatic stockings in the prevention of post-operative deep vein thrombosis?
  2. What is the clinical evidence on perioperative use of compression or pneumatic stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis following surgery?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the perioperative use of compression or pneumatic stockings?

Key Message

Eleven systematic reviews, five randomized controlled trials, and six non-randomized studies were identified regarding the perioperative use of compression or pneumatic stockings. Additionally, five evidence-based guidelines were identified.

Tags

leg, perioperative care, perioperative period, stockings, compression, venous thrombosis, medical devices, compression garment, pneumatic hose, pneumatic intermittent impulse device, intermittent compression device, Preoperative, perisurgical