September 26th, 2010

Podcast 102: Short compression stockings would seem to have no further role clinically.

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Prof. Martin Dennis chats with us about his latest trial, comparing the utility of thigh- versus below-knee-length stockings for patients immobilized after stroke. The latest results show the superiority of thigh-length stockings, but at the further risk of skin breaks in these vulnerable patients. Taken together with the results of his earlier work, at the very least the use of below-knee-length compression stockings — now widely used in patients undergoing surgery — must be called into question.

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