Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Combined IPC & Pharmalogical Prophylaxis for Prevention of VTE

The Cochrane Collaboration

Compared to compression alone, compression plus anticoagulant clearly decreased the incidence of both symptomatic pulmonary embolism and DVT (in high-risk patients)…Read Full Article

Identifying High Risk Patients for VTE after Surgery

Annals of Surgery

Thirty-day VTE risk after outpatient surgery can be quantified using a weighted risk index, which identifies a high-risk subgroup of patients with…Read Full Article

Thromboprophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery

James Muntz, MD, FACP – American Journal of Orthopedics

Extended- duration VTE prophylaxis for 28 to 35 days reduces risk for late VTE by up to 70%…Read Full Article

Analysis of Combined Thermal, Compression, DVT Preventative Therapy

ThermoTek, Inc.

(DVT) rates can be further reduced by utilizinf a combination therapy of both antithrombotic agents as well as intermittent pneumatic leg compression…Read Full Article

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Factor Assessment

Jospeh A. Caprini, MD

VTE Risk and suggested prophylaxis for surgical patients…Read Full Article

Thrombosis Risk Assessment as a Guide to Quality Patient Care

Joseph A. Caprini, MD

VTE is a serious complication that is frequently encountered in medical and surgical practice. Approximately 2 million people each year…Read Full Article

Recommendations for Preventing VTE in Patients Undergoing Elective Hip & Knee Arthoplasty

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The AAOP has published a set of guidelines for preventing venous thromboembolic disease in…Read Full Article

Venous Thrombombolism in the Outpatient Setting

Frederick A. Spencer, MD, et al.

More VTEs were diagnosed in the 3 months following hospitalization that during hospitalization. Efforts to improve…Read Full Article