TITLE

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

AUTHOR(S)
Goldhaber, Samuel Z.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2005, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p725
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Treatment of patients with postoperative VTE requires full-dose intensive anticoagulation and increases the risk of major bleeding at the sites of just-completed surgery. The classic approach to risk stratification advocates categorizing patients into 1 of 4 risk groups and then prescribing differing prophylaxis regimens according to the degree of risk. Surgeons have made distinguished contributions to VTE prophylaxis for the past 4 decades. Audits of prophylaxis use in contemporary hospitals indicate that surgeons have generally embraced the philosophy of prophylaxis and incorporate the ordering of preventive measures as part of their routine care of patients.
ACCESSION #
17340438

 

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