Antifactor Xa activity in intensive care patients receiving thromboembolic prophylaxis with standard doses of enoxaparin.


BACKGROUND Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) have become increasingly used to prevent thromboembolic complications in intensive care patients. Unlike in medical and surgical patients, no data on the anticoagulant effectiveness of standard LMWH dosages exist in intensive care patients. Therefore, we prospectively investigated antifactor Xa (aFXa) levels… (More)