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thromboprophylaxis

Definitions

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  • n. Any measure taken to prevent coronary thrombosis

Etymologies

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thrombo- +‎ prophylaxis

Examples

  • Recently, I referenced two clinical trials published in the NEJM which compared a new oral anticoagulant,rivaroxaban, with the low molecular weight heparin enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty and knee replacement surgery.

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  • This refers to the situation in which a patient receiving heparin thromboprophylaxis develops symptomatic VTE.

    Should we consider HIT (heparin induced thrombocytopenia) in cases of DVT and PE?

  • Apixaban versus enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis after knee replacement (ADVANCE-2): a randomised double-blind trial.

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  • "A pragmatic initial approach to reduction of the rates of morbidity and mortality resulting from venous thromboembolism in ambulatory patients with inflammatory bowel disease would be non-pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, including patients 'education and awareness of risk and signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism, and use of support stockings."

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  • Oral apixaban was more effective than subcutaneous enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis after knee replacement, an international phase III trial found.

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  • Of an estimated 25 000 deaths in England each year attributable to hospital acquired venous thromboemobolism (VTE), many are potentially preventable. 1 2 Despite the substantial evidence base for the benefits of thromboprophylaxis this was used in only about half of eligible patients and many healthcare professionals seemed to be unaware of the risks. 3 4

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  • The editorial by Cohen goes too far in suggesting that this is evidence enough to promote long term oral agent thromboprophylaxis for most surgical procedures (or a wider range of patients).

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  • Turpie AG, Lassen MR, Davidson BL et al. Rivaroxaban versus enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis after total knee arthroplasty: RECORD4, a randomised controlled trial.

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  • "For acutely ill medical patients admitted to hospital with congestive heart failure or severe respiratory disease, or who are confined to bed and have one or more additional risk factors, including active cancer, previous VTE, sepsis, acute neurologic disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, we recommend thromboprophylaxis with LMWH (Grade 1A), LDUH (Grade 1A), or fondaparinux (Grade 1A)."

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  • Rivaroxaban versus enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis after total knee arthroplasty

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