Prophylaxis of postoperative thromboembolism with low molecular weight heparins.

  title={Prophylaxis of postoperative thromboembolism with low molecular weight heparins.},
  author={Lars Nannestad J\orgensen and Peer A Wille-J\orgensen and Ole Hauch},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={80 6},
To evaluate the thromboprophylactic use of low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs), publications from 27 orthopaedic trials and 35 studies of patients undergoing general or gynaecological surgery were scrutinized and subjected to a partial meta-analysis. In orthopaedic surgery, LMWHs were superior to placebo or dextran and at least as efficient as unfractionated heparin in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Compared with unfractionated heparin, one of the LMWH preparations… CONTINUE READING
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