Postoperative enoxaparin prevents symptomatic venous thromboembolism in high-risk plastic surgery patients.

@article{Pannucci2011PostoperativeEP,
  title={Postoperative enoxaparin prevents symptomatic venous thromboembolism in high-risk plastic surgery patients.},
  author={Christopher John Pannucci and George Dreszer and Christine Fisher Wachtman and Steven H. Bailey and Pamela R. Portschy and Jennifer B. Hamill and Keith M. Hume and Ronald E. Hoxworth and J Peter Rubin and Loree K. Kalliainen and Andrea L. Pusic and Edwin G. Wilkins},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={1093-103}
}
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism is a major patient safety issue. The Plastic Surgery Foundation-sponsored Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Study examined whether postoperative enoxaparin prevents symptomatic venous thromboembolism in adult plastic surgery patients. METHODS In 2009, four sites uniformly adopted a clinical protocol. Patients with a Caprini score of 3 or higher received postoperative enoxaparin prophylaxis for the duration of inpatient stay. Venous Thromboembolism Prevention… CONTINUE READING
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