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Selected Considerations of Inferior Vena Cava Filters

The use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters is increasing rapidly, and the recent availability of retrievable IVC filters is certain to accelerate this process. Unfortunately, because the risks and benefits of these devices have not been adequately studied, several important issues remain. This article explores the potential limitations and risks of IVC filters.

Tips for Oral Presentations

This tool was developed by Dr. Ed Bell, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, to assist students in preparation for an oral presentation during an externship.