TITLE

Guidelines discourage routine use of heparin prophylaxis in hospitals

AUTHOR(S)
Garrett, Anna D.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Drug Topics;Jan2012, Vol. 156 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the guidelines from the American College of Physicians which recommends against the routine use of heparin prophylaxis in preventing venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients in the U.S. It is noted that the guideline is based on the meta-analysis of 40 trials that included approximately 40,000 patients, and published in the journal "Annals of Internal Medicine." The study showed the increased bleeding of patients who are treated with heparin prophylaxis.
ACCESSION #
70640513

 

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