Intensive Care Med (2017) 43:1433–1435 DOI 10.1007/s00134-017-4815-z LE T TER Pulmonary embolism following severe traumatic brain injury: incidence, risk factors and impact outcome 1* 1 1 1 1 1 2 Mabrouk Bahloul , Hedi Chelly , Kais Regaieg , Nessrine Rekik , Samar Bellil , Anis Chaari , Wajdi Bouaziz , 3 4 1 1 Imen Chabchoub , Sondes Haddar , Chokri Ben Hamida and Mounir Bouaziz © 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and ESICM Dear Editor, factors and the impact of PE on the prognosis in patients Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important pre- admitted to our ICU following a severe traumatic brain ventable cause of morbidity and mortality in critically injury. The diagnosis of PE was confirmed in 76 patients traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Trauma produces (11%), who were all included in this study. The spiral time-dependent responses from the haemostatic system helical (CT) scan performed for all patients. There were that can increase risk of bleeding soon after injury and, 65 males (85.5%) and 11 females (14.5%). The mean age later, increase the risk of thrombosis [1–3]. Although (±SD) was 42 ± 14.5 years, with a range of 17–73 years effective prophylaxis measurements for thromboembolic (Figure1, Supplementary File). Our
Intensive Care Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: May 11, 2017
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