Venous thromboembolism in hospitalized adolescents: an approach to risk assessment and prophylaxis.

@article{Meier2015VenousTI,
  title={Venous thromboembolism in hospitalized adolescents: an approach to risk assessment and prophylaxis.},
  author={Katie A Meier and Eloise A Clark and Cristina Tarango and Ranjit S. Chima and Erin E. Shaughnessy},
  journal={Hospital pediatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={44-51}
}
BACKGROUND Pediatric hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an increasingly prevalent and morbid disease. A multidisciplinary team at a tertiary children's hospital sought to answer the following clinical question: "Among hospitalized adolescents, does risk assessment and stratified VTE prophylaxis compared with no prophylaxis reduce VTE occurrence without an increase in significant adverse effects?" METHODS Serial literature searches using key terms were performed in the following… CONTINUE READING
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