Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Medical Patients and Those With Stroke: A Background Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline

@article{Lederle2011VenousTP,
  title={Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Medical Patients and Those With Stroke: A Background Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline},
  author={F. Lederle and D. Zylla and R. MacDonald and T. Wilt},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={155},
  pages={602 - 615}
}
  • F. Lederle, D. Zylla, +1 author T. Wilt
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis has been recommended for nonsurgical patients, but its effectiveness remains uncertain. PURPOSE To assess the benefits and harms of prophylaxis in hospitalized adult medical patients and those with acute stroke. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library from 1950 through April 2011, reference lists, and study authors. STUDY SELECTION English-language randomized trials were included if they provided clinical outcomes and evaluated therapy… CONTINUE READING

    Paper Mentions

    INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL
    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious source of hospital morbidity and mortality. Chemoprophylaxis with heparin has been shown to reduce the occurrence of VTE, but it increases… Expand
    ConditionsVenous Thromboembolism
    InterventionBehavioral
    Thrombo-prophylaxis in acutely ill medical and critically ill patients
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