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Table 6 Summary of Studies Analyzing Retrievable IVC Filters in a Trauma Population

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

Study Filter Type No. Patients Duration of Insertion (mean) (days) (range) Insertion Complication* Filter Migration IVC Penetration Caval Occlusion Failed Retrieval Rate
Rosenthal et al. 2004[55] Optease 94 19 (5-25) 6 (6.4%) 0 1 0 0/31
Allen et al. 2005[54] Gunther Tulip 51 NR 0/51 0 0 0 1/25 (4%)
Offner et al. 2003[53] Gunther Tulip 44 14 (3-30) 0/44 0 0 0 1/40 (2.5%)
Hoff et al. 2004[52] Gunther Tulip 35 10 (6-14) 0/35 0 0 0 0/18
TOTAL   224   6/224 (2.6%) 0 1/224 (0.4%) 0 2/114 (2.8%)
  1. *Insertion Complications: Hematoma, Insertion Site DVT, Arterial Puncture, Pneumothorax, Misplaced IVC Filter, Deployment Errors, Puncture Site Infection