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Table 3 Summary of studies reporting bleeding events with mechanical device thromboprophylaxis

From: Complications related to deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in trauma: a systematic review of the literature

Study Design No. of Patients with IPC Non Fatal Bleeding Rate Fatal Bleeding Rate
Knudson et al. 1996[20] Randomized 61 0% 0%
  SCD vs. LMWH 30 mg SC BID    
  Multi-system trauma, ISS > 10    
Ginzburg et al. 2003[19] Randomized 224 8 (3.5%) 0%
  IPC vs. LMWH 30 mg SC BID    
  Multi-system trauma, ISS ≥ 9    
Kurtoglu et al. 2004[13] Randomized 60 1 (1.7%) 0%
  IPC vs. LMWH 40 mg SC QD    
  Head & Spinal Trauma    
Total   345 9 (2.6%) 0%