Thromboprophylaxis with a low molecular weight heparin (tinzaparin) in emergency abdominal surgery. A double-blind multicenter trial.

@article{Bergqvist1996ThromboprophylaxisWA,
  title={Thromboprophylaxis with a low molecular weight heparin (tinzaparin) in emergency abdominal surgery. A double-blind multicenter trial.},
  author={David Bergqvist and P A Flordal and Britt Friberg and Jan Frisell and Magnus Hedberg and K G Ljungstr{\"o}m and Thomas M{\"a}tzsch and Staffan T{\"o}rngren},
  journal={VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={156-60}
}
In this prospective randomized double-blind study the thromboprophylactic effect of postoperative low molecular weight heparin (tinzaparin) was compared with placebo in 80 patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. The fibrinogen uptake test was used but because of withdrawal of the labelled fibrinogen from the market the calculated number of patients was not reached. However, this is one of the few studies in emergency abdominal surgery we thought it important to report. The frequency of… CONTINUE READING

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