Thromboembolic disease: Compression stockings for preventing deep venous thrombosis
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Dec;21(12):1282-7 Controlled Trial (non-randomized)
IN thromboembolic disease, deep venous thrombosis, medical patients, elderly patients The Use of
graduated compression stockings
As Prevention, Primary
Is equal Than
no using compression stockings
To reduce rates of proximal deep vein thrombosis: 5.7% stockings users VS 5.2% nonusers
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Dec 17;(12):CD001484 Systematic Review, Cochrane Review
IN thromboembolic disease, deep venous thrombosis, surgical patients The Use of
graduated compression stockings, applied on the day of surgery and worn up until discharge or until the patients were fully mobile
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
no stockings
To reduce the incidence of all (proximal and distal) DVT: 9% stockings VS 21% without. Good quality studies.