Proposal to Initiate and Maintain a Multicenter Registry for the Purpose of Determining the Comparative Effectiveness of Risk Assessment, Prophylaxis, Surveillance, and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma Patients

Trial ID:
IRB-11-5786
Steven Shackford
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a leading cause of death in trauma patients. Based on the EAST Management Guidelines for the prevention of VTE in trauma patients, a number of research questions could be addressed by a thorough current literature review combined with a multicenter concurrent analysis. This proposal seeks to create a data registry of trauma patients from multiple trauma centers around the United States that will serve as a platform for the study of VTE.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Admitted to the hospital for care of injuries
  • Have a greater than minimal (moderate to highest) level of VTE risk

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Discharged prior to 24 hours in hospital
  • Minimal VTE risk