A randomized trial of low-dose heparin and intermittent pneumatic calf compression for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis after gynecologic oncology surgery.

@article{ClarkePearson1993ART,
  title={A randomized trial of low-dose heparin and intermittent pneumatic calf compression for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis after gynecologic oncology surgery.},
  author={Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson and Ingrid Synan and Richard K. Dodge and John T. Soper and Andrew Berchuck and Rob E Coleman},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={168 4},
  pages={1146-53; discussion 1153-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the relative efficacy and complications of low-dose heparin and intermittent pneumatic calf compression for the prevention of postoperative venous thrombosis in patients undergoing surgery for gynecologic malignancy. STUDY DESIGN Randomized trial comparing 107 patients treated with low-dose heparin to 101 patients treated with intermittent pneumatic calf compression was performed. All patients were evaluated with iodine-125 fibrinogen scanning of the legs… CONTINUE READING

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