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Table 4 Comparison of early and delayed prophylaxis group outcomes for grade 1 and 2 hepatic injuries

From: A multicenter review of deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis practice patterns for blunt hepatic trauma

Variable Early Delayed
Total 19 10
Mean ISS 21 22
Mean Length of Hospital Stay (days) 11 24
ICU Admission (%) 16 60
Mean PAD DVT Prophylaxis Started 1 6
Blood Transfusion Post-Admission(%) 26 40
Mean Number of Blood Units 2.6 4
Arterial Embolization (%) 0 0
Failure of Non-operative Therapy(%) 0 0
Deep Venous Thrombosis (%) 0 1/10 (10)
Pulmonary Embolus (%) 0 0
  1. ISS = Injury Severity Score
  2. ICU = Intensive Care Unit
  3. PAD = Post Admission Day
  4. DVT = Deep Venous Thrombosis