Reducing the hospital burden of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: impact of an avoid-heparin program.

@article{McGowan2016ReducingTH,
  title={Reducing the hospital burden of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: impact of an avoid-heparin program.},
  author={Kelly E McGowan and Joy Makari and Artemis Diamantouros and Claudia Bucci and Peter Rempel and Rita Selby and William H. Geerts},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2016},
  volume={127 16},
  pages={1954-9}
}
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an adverse drug reaction occurring in up to 5% of patients exposed to unfractionated heparin (UFH). We examined the impact of a hospital-wide strategy for avoiding heparin on the incidence of HIT, HIT with thrombosis (HITT), and HIT-related costs. The Avoid-Heparin Initiative, implemented at a tertiary care hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, since 2006, involved replacing UFH with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for prophylactic and therapeutic… CONTINUE READING
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