Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism: a great global divide between expert guidelines and clinical practice?

@article{Bikdeli2012ProphylaxisFV,
  title={Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism: a great global divide between expert guidelines and clinical practice?},
  author={Behnood Bikdeli and Babak Sharif-kashani},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={144-55}
}
Our understanding of development and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has improved dramatically since Virchow described the triad of stasis, hypercoagulability, and endothelial dysfunction during the mid-1800s. A full arsenal of effective pharmacological and mechanical methods can help prevent VTE and many professional organizations have provided extensive evidence-based statements for VTE prophylaxis. Disappointingly, however, VTE has remained the major preventable cause of hospital… CONTINUE READING

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