Postoperative venous thromboembolism in Asia: a critical appraisal of its incidence.

@article{Liew2003PostoperativeVT,
  title={Postoperative venous thromboembolism in Asia: a critical appraisal of its incidence.},
  author={Ngoh Chin Liew and Kevin Moissinac and Yunus Gul Alif Gul},
  journal={Asian journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={154-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Venous thromboembolism (VTE) has historically been perceived to be a rare disorder in Asia. However, new evidence has emerged recently that contradicts this perception. The question of routine VTE prophylaxis has been hotly debated in Asia due to disagreement on its incidence. We reviewed and analysed studies on postoperative VTE in Asian patients to determine if the condition was indeed rare and if the routine prophylactic measures as recommended by internationally accepted… CONTINUE READING

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