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Retrievable IVC filters dont prevent recurrent symptomatic PE

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
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BACKGROUND: In a randomized trial in patients with proximal deep-vein thrombosis, permanent vena cava filters reduced the incidence of pulmonary embolism but increased that of deep-vein thrombosis at 2 years. An 8-year follow-up was performed to assess their very long-term effect. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred patients with proximal deep-vein thrombosis with or without pulmonary embolism were randomized either to receive or not receive a filter in addition to standard anticoagulant treatment for at least 3 months...
July 19, 2005: Circulation
Patrick Mismetti, Silvy Laporte, Olivier Pellerin, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Francis Couturaud, Antoine Elias, Nicolas Falvo, Nicolas Meneveau, Isabelle Quere, Pierre-Marie Roy, Olivier Sanchez, Jeannot Schmidt, Christophe Seinturier, Marie-Antoinette Sevestre, Jean-Paul Beregi, Bernard Tardy, Philippe Lacroix, Emilie Presles, Alain Leizorovicz, Hervé Decousus, Fabrice-Guy Barral, Guy Meyer
IMPORTANCE: Although retrievable inferior vena cava filters are frequently used in addition to anticoagulation in patients with acute venous thromboembolism, their benefit-risk ratio is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of retrievable vena cava filters plus anticoagulation vs anticoagulation alone for preventing pulmonary embolism recurrence in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism and a high risk of recurrence. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Randomized, open-label, blinded end point trial (PREPIC2) with 6-month follow-up conducted from August 2006 to January 2013...
April 28, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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