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Usefulness of clinical predictors for preoperative screening of deep vein thrombosis in hip fractures

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, May 2017
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Title
Usefulness of clinical predictors for preoperative screening of deep vein thrombosis in hip fractures
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1582-5
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Kitchai Luksameearunothai, Paphon Sa-ngasoongsong, Noratep Kulachote, Sorawut Thamyongkit, Praman Fuangfa, Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Patarawan Woratanarat, Chanyut Suphachatwong

Abstract

Recent studies showed that preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was common after hip fracture (HF), and preoperative DVT screening has been recommended for preventing the fatal DVT-related complications, especially in elderly HF patients with high surgical risk. However, to our knowledge, no previous studies have demonstrated the correlation between the clinical risk predictors and preoperative DVT. Therefore, this study aimed to correlate those clinical predictors related to DVT risk assessment with the incidence of preoperative DVT. A prospective study was conducted, between July 2015 and June 2016, in 92 HF patients. All patients were evaluated for the DVT-related risk, as patients' characteristics, clinical signs, D-dimer, DVT risk assessment score (Wells score and Caprini score), and then underwent doppler ultrasonography preoperatively. The incidence of preoperative DVT was correlated with each clinical risk predictor, and then significant factors were calculated for diagnostic accuracy. The average patients' age was 78 ± 10 years. Sixty-eight patients (74%) were female. The incidence of preoperative DVT was 16.3% (n = 15). The median time from injury to doppler ultrasonography was 2 days (range 0-150 days). DVT group showed a significantly higher in Wells score and Caprini score compared to the non-DVT group (p < 0.05 all). Sensitivity and specificity of Wells score ≥ 2 and Caprini score ≥12 were 47 and 81, and 93 and 35%, respectively. DVT risk assessment may be helpful for stratifying the risk of preoperative DVT in elderly HFs. Those with Caprini score ≥ 12 should be screened with doppler ultrasonography preoperatively. Those with Wells score 0-1 had low risk for preoperative DVT, so the surgery could perform without delay.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 19%
Other 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 9 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 47%
Computer Science 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 11 31%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 June 2017.
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#5,964,351
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#1,033
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#109,591
of 264,861 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#30
of 58 outputs
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