A critical appraisal of bleeding events reported in venous thromboembolism prevention trials of patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{Dahl2010ACA,
  title={A critical appraisal of bleeding events reported in venous thromboembolism prevention trials of patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Oyvind Dahl and Daniel J. Quinlan and David Bergqvist and John W. Eikelboom},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={1966-75}
}
BACKGROUND Anticoagulants are effective for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) but cause bleeding. Interpretation of the risks and benefits of new anticoagulant regimens for VTE prevention is complicated by a lack of standardized definitions and reporting of bleeding. We reviewed the reporting of bleeding in randomized controlled trials of new anticoagulants compared with standard doses of enoxaparin in hip and knee arthroplasty, and examined the possible impact of differences in… CONTINUE READING
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