A Comparison of Two Different Prophylactic Dose Regimens of Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Bariatric Surgery

@article{Scholten2002ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Two Different Prophylactic Dose Regimens of Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Bariatric Surgery},
  author={Donald J. Scholten and Rebecca M Hoedema and Sarah E Scholten},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={19-24}
}
Background: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a significant risk in patients undergoing surgery for morbid obesity and may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In a consecutive group of patients in one bariatric surgery practice, the initial group of patients who received prophylaxis for DVT was given enoxaparin 30 mg q12h while the later group was given enoxaparin 40 mg q12h. Methods: 481 patients who underwent primary and revisional bariatric surgery over 38 months (October… 

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