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American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines: Advantages and Disadvantages

Authors
Journal
Seminars in Arthroplasty
1045-4527
Publisher
Elsevier - WB Saunders
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1053/j.sart.2009.10.005
Keywords
  • Arthroplasty
  • Dvt
  • Pe
  • Prophylaxis
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology

Abstract

The American College of Chest Physicians use strict evidence-based medicine methodology to make recommendations regarding deep vein thromboses prophylaxis. The highest level recommendations (1-A) involve routine pharmacoprophylaxis for all total joint patients with protocols that are aggressive by the standards of many arthroplasty specialists. A high incidence of complications has been reported at some centers using 1-A protocols, whereas centers using less aggressive protocols have achieved low complication rates and are also successful in effectively minimizing the incidence of symptomatic thromboembolic events.

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