Prevention of venous thromboembolism: the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy.

@article{Geerts2004PreventionOV,
  title={Prevention of venous thromboembolism: the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy.},
  author={William H. Geerts and Graham Frederick Pineo and John A Heit and David Bergqvist and Michael Rud Lassen and Clifford W. Colwell and Joel G. Ray},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={126 3 Suppl},
  pages={338S-400S}
}
This article discusses the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and is part of the Seventh American College of Chest Physicians Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: Evidence-Based Guidelines. Grade 1 recommendations are strong and indicate that the benefits do, or do not, outweigh risks, burden, and costs. Grade 2 suggests that individual patients' values may lead to different choices (for a full understanding of the grading see Guyatt et al, CHEST 2004; 126:179S-187S… CONTINUE READING
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