TITLE

ACP Recommendations for VTE Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Randel, Amber
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
American Family Physician;6/15/2012, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p1133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the guidelines issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP) on venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in hospitalized, nonsurgical patients, including those with acute stroke. It claims that majority of hospitalized patients face at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) like pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. Among the recommendations is the avoidance of the use of mechanical prophylaxis with graduated compression stockings.
ACCESSION #
76386866

 

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