Evaluation of an enoxaparin dosing calculator using burn size and weight.

  title={Evaluation of an enoxaparin dosing calculator using burn size and weight.},
  author={Iris H Faraklas and Maureen Ghanem and Amalia A Brown and Amalia Cochran},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  volume={34 6},
Previous research has shown that inadequate antifactor Xa levels (anti-Xa) occur in burn patients and may increase the risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTE). The objective of this retrospective review was to investigate the usefulness of an enoxaparin dosing algorithm using a previously published equation. With institutional review board approval, all acute burn patients at an American Burn Association-verified regional burn center who were treated with enoxaparin for VTE prophylaxis and… CONTINUE READING
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