Symptomatic in-hospital deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following hip and knee arthroplasty among patients receiving recommended prophylaxis: a systematic review.

@article{Januel2012SymptomaticID,
  title={Symptomatic in-hospital deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following hip and knee arthroplasty among patients receiving recommended prophylaxis: a systematic review.},
  author={J M Januel and Guanmin Chen and Christiane Ruffieux and Hude Quan and James Demetrios Douketis and Mark Andrew Crowther and Cyrille Colin and William A. Ghali and Bernard Burnand},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={307 3},
  pages={294-303}
}
CONTEXT Symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total or partial knee arthroplasty (TPKA) and after total or partial hip arthroplasty (TPHA) are proposed patient safety indicators, but its incidence prior to discharge is not defined. OBJECTIVE To establish a literature-based estimate of symptomatic VTE event rates prior to hospital discharge in patients undergoing TPHA or TPKA. DATA SOURCES Search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library (1996 to 2011), supplemented by relevant… CONTINUE READING
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