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Differences of venous thromboembolic risks in vascular general and trauma surgery patients.

Authors
  • Mommertz, G
  • Sigala, F
  • Glowka, T R
  • Sigalas, P
  • Langer, S
  • Koeppel, T
  • Michels, A
  • Jacobs, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
48
Issue
6
Pages
727–733
Identifiers
PMID: 17947930
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The VTE-risk for surgical patients remains high, despite all efforts for prophylaxis. The main reason may be that risk-assessment is time consuming and not standardized. We demonstrated that VTE-risk for patients in vascular surgery is significantly higher than the VTE-risk for patients in general and trauma surgery. We also showed that the VTE-risk in some patients was underestimated and prophylaxis was inadequate. Therefore, it is recommended to emphasize more on short risk-assessment, adequate prophylaxis and optimal dosage in order to prevent deep venous thrombosis and embolism disease.

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