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Table 9 Literature review on the incidence and mortality of PE

From: A cohort study on the incidence and outcome of pulmonary embolism in trauma and orthopedic patients

Elective     
Author Year Type Incidence of PE Mortality
Januel JM et al. [12] 2012 Meta-analysis THA: 0.14%  
(0.07% to 0.21%)
TKA: 0.27%  
(0.16% to 0.38%)
Falck-Ytter Y et al. [26] 2012 Guidelines THA: 0.3%  
Markovic-Denic L et al. [1] 2012 Prospective THA: 1.6% 1.5%
TKA: 1.5%  
Pedersen AB et al. [34] 2011 Retrospective TKA: 0.3%  
Pedersen AB et al. [33] 2010 Retrospective THA: 0.3% 1% (0.05% PE rel)
*Poultsides LA et al. [11] 2012 Meta-analysis   0.38% (0.2 to 0.59)
Our study    0.2% 0.02%
Trauma     
Author Year Type Incidence of PE Mortality
Jawa RS et al. [27] 2011 Retrospective 0.5%  
Paffrath T et al. [9] 2010 Retrospective 0.9%  
McNamara I et al. [30] 2009 Prospective 0.7%  
Huseynova K et al. [28] 2009 Retrospective 0.7%  
*Ho KM et al. [10] 2010 Retrospective   13.8% (1.6% PE rel)
Our study    0.8% 0.15%
  1. *Study reporting PE-related mortality. PE, pulmonary embolism; THA, total hip arthroplasty; TKA, total knee arthroplasty.
  2. The data have been compared with those of the current study.