Evid Based Nurs 7:86 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.3.86
  • Treatment

Review: elastic compression stockings prevent post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with deep venous thrombosis

Elastic compression stockings v control (no intervention or placebo stockings) for deep venous thrombosis*

Outcome at 2 years Number of studies (n) Weighted event rates RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Stockings Control
*PTS  =  post-thrombotic syndrome; other abbreviations defined in glossary. RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Any PTS 3 (421) 20% 43% 54% (38 to 66) 5 (4 to 7)
Severe PTS 3 (421) 7% 15% 56% (20 to 75) 13 (8 to 34)

This Article

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article