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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)

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