Venous thromboembolism in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery with mechanical prophylaxis alone

@article{Montoya2013VenousTI,
  title={Venous thromboembolism in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery with mechanical prophylaxis alone},
  author={Teodoro Ignacio Montoya and Edgar L. Leclaire and Susan H. Oakley and Andrea Kuntaraf Crane and Alexandra M Mcpencow and Sara B. Cichowski and David Rahn},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={921-926}
}
The objective of this study was determine the frequency of symptomatic perioperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) and risk factor(s) associated with VTE occurrence in women undergoing elective pelvic reconstructive surgery using only intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) for VTE prophylaxis. A multi-center case–cohort retrospective review was conducted at six clinical sites over a 66-month period. All sites utilize IPC as standard VTE prophylaxis for urogynecological surgery. VTE cases… CONTINUE READING

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