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Dennis M, Sandercock P, Graham C, Forbes J. The Clots in Legs Or sTockings after Stroke (CLOTS) 3 trial: a randomised controlled trial to determine whether or not intermittent pneumatic compression reduces the risk of post-stroke deep vein thrombosis and to estimate its cost-effectiveness. Health Technology Assessment 2015; 19(76)
To establish whether or not the application of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) to the legs of immobile stroke patients reduced their risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
IPC is an effective and inexpensive method of reducing the risk of DVT and improving survival in immobile stroke patients.
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Cerebral Infarctions; Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices; Stockings, Compression; Venous Thrombosis
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