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Comparative effectiveness of unfractionated and low-molecular-weight heparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism following bariatric surgery.

Authors
  • Birkmeyer, Nancy J O
  • Finks, Jonathan F
  • Carlin, Arthur M
  • Chengelis, David L
  • Krause, Kevin R
  • Hawasli, Abdelkader A
  • Genaw, Jeffrey A
  • English, Wayne J
  • Schram, Jon L
  • Birkmeyer, John D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Surgery
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
147
Issue
11
Pages
994–998
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archsurg.2012.2298
PMID: 23165612
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Low-molecular-weight heparin is more effective than UF heparin for the prevention of postoperative VTE among patients undergoing bariatric surgery and does not increase rates of bleeding.

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