Unexpectedly high rate of phlebographic deep venous thrombosis following elective general abdominal surgery among patients given prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin.

One hundred ninety-four patients undergoing elective general abdominal surgery were randomized in a single-blind study to receive one daily subcutaneous injection of a low-molecular-weight heparin, dalteparin sodium (2500 IU, n = 97) or nadroparin calcium (3075 IU, n = 97), two regimens that are approved in Europe to prevent deep venous thrombosis. On the… (More)