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Start with the basics for your blood clot prevention program – the clinical evidence for IPC

Trials evaluating the effectiveness of IPC

CLOTS Trials

Graph - Reduction in DVT in patients receiving IPC.

Lacut et al.

Graph - Reduction in asymptomatic DVT in patients receiving IPC.

Zhang et al.

Graph - Reduction in DVT and PE in patients receiving IPC.

Trials comparing low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and IPC

Hardwick et al.

Graph - Reduction in major bleeding in patients receiving IPC with or without aspirin while maintaining a low rate of VTE.

Colwell et al.

Graph - IPC maintained a reduced VTE rate with less major bleeding in THA.

Gelfer et al.

Graph - IPC reduced total DVT rate with no increased major bleeding in THA and TKA.

Kakkos et al.

Graph - The addition of IPC to pharmacological prophylaxis reduces DVT compared to pharmacological prophylaxis alone.

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