LMW heparin may be better than stockings for thromboprophylaxis

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p18
The article reports on a study conducted by Italian researchers with the Knee Arthroscopy Nadroparin Thromboprophylaxis (KANT) Study Group, which found that prophylactic low-molecular-weight heparin helps reduce the risk for deep venous thrombosis more than compression stockings in patients who underwent knee arthroscopy. The effectiveness of the two methods were compared in 1,761 patients who underwent knee arthroscopy between March 2002 and January 2006.


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