Tag: pneumatic compression device

Rapid-Inflation Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis

Eisele R, Kinzl L, Koelsch T:J Bone Joint Surg Am. 89:1050-6, 2007 Over 1800 consecutive inpatients were enrolled in this randomized prospective clinical study. A total of 902 patients were managed with chemoprophylaxis alone and 901 patients received chemoprophylaxis augmented

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Long Surgeries Necessitate Better Therapeutic Surfaces for Patient Skin Integrity

A recent study in the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Journal shows that patients can develop pressure ulcers when a surgery lasts more than three hours. How the patient is positioned, the table surface, and skin integrity all play

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Big Spike in Knee Surgeries Calls for Compression Therapy Devices to Lessen Risk of Blood Clots

New statistics show a big increase in knee replacement surgery since the late 1990s. From 1997 to 2009, knee surgery increased for women ages 45 to 64 by 157 percent and men in the same range by 144 percent. The

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Polygel DVTCare System Can Improve Patient Compliance and Lessen Risk of DVT

Lower extremity deep venous thrombosis remains an issue for patients who are at high risk after surgeries or traumatic events. Sequential pneumatic compression devices are very useful in lessening the risk of DVT and blood clots. But these devices have

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