Patients with transverse myelitis who developed venous thromboembolism while hospitalized have increased rate for inpatient mortality.
J Neuroimmunol. 2013 Aug 15;261(1-2):120-2
Authors: Maiser S, Adil MM, Roohani P, Tariq N
The rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with transverse myelitis (TM) is not known. Using the National Inpatient Sample database (NIS), from 2006-2010, the rate of VTE in TM patients was 1.3%, which included patients with both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The in-hospital mortality was higher in this group compared to TM patients without DVT and PE (11% and 0.5% respectively), and after adjusting for age, sex, presence of DVT and/or PE (odds ratio [OR], 21; 95% CI (2.2-207.0); p<0.008). The data supports the prompt initiation of VTE prophylaxis in patients hospitalized with TM.
PMID: 23768728 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]