Aspirin for lower limb arthroplasty thromboprophylaxis: review of international guidelines

@article{Donohoe2011AspirinFL,
  title={Aspirin for lower limb arthroplasty thromboprophylaxis: review of international guidelines},
  author={Claire L. Donohoe and Murali Krishna Sayana and Rajender Thakral and Dorothy Niall},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={180},
  pages={627-632}
}
IntroductionAspirin is one of the pharmacological agents used for thromboprophylaxis.Materials and methodsNational thromboprophylaxis guidelines, peer-reviewed studies and data from national joint register of England and Wales were analysed for evidence regarding the efficacy of aspirin versus other agents in thromboprophylaxis and the recommendations of guidelines.ResultsTwo of five guidelines reviewed recommend the use of aspirin for thromboprophylaxis. Aspirin is used as thromboprophylactic… CONTINUE READING
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