Thromboprophylactic effect of low molecular weight heparin started in the evening before elective general abdominal surgery: a comparison with low-dose heparin.

@article{Bergqvist1990ThromboprophylacticEO,
  title={Thromboprophylactic effect of low molecular weight heparin started in the evening before elective general abdominal surgery: a comparison with low-dose heparin.},
  author={David Bergqvist and U S Burmark and Jan Frisell and Olivier Guilbaud and Torgil Hallb{\"o}{\"o}k and Arild Horn and A Lindhagen and H Ljungn{\'e}r and K G Ljungstr{\"o}m and Thomas M{\"a}tzsch},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 Suppl},
  pages={19-24}
}
A prospective randomized double-blind trial was performed comparing conventional low-dose heparin with a LMWH fragment (Kabi 2165, Fragmin) for thromboprophylaxis in elective general abdominal surgical patients. The first dose of the fragment was given in the evening before surgery, and thereafter every evening. There were 1002 analyzable patients, 826 having received correct prophylaxis. Sixty three percent of the patients were operated on for malignant diseases. The frequency of DVT was… CONTINUE READING
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