The CLOTS study aims to find out whether graduated compression stockings or Intermittent Pneumatic Compression sleeves reduce the risk of a person admitted to hospital with a stroke developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
The CLOTS study actually comprises three trials comparing alternative treatments to see which are best
- Trial 1 is comparing Long stockings with No stockings (completed - results available)
- Trial 2 is comparing Long stockings with Short stockings (completed - results to be published in 2010)
- Trial 3 is comparing Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) with No IPC (ongoing - results expected in 2014)