Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery – Research Review – AHRQ – 13 March 2012

Posted on March 29, 2012. Filed under: Orthopaedics, Pharmacy | Tags: |

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery – Research Review – AHRQ – 13 March 2012

AHRQ = Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Effective Health Care Program, Comparative Effectiveness Review Number 49

“Objectives. This is an evidence report prepared by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) examining the comparative efficacy and safety of prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in major orthopedic surgery (total hip replacement [THR], total knee replacement [TKR], and hip fracture surgery [HFS]) and other nonmajor orthopedic surgeries (knee arthroscopy, injuries distal to the hip requiring surgery, and elective spine surgery).”

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Sobieraj DM, Coleman CI, Tongbram V, Lee S, Colby J, Chen WT, Makanji SS, Ashaye A, Kluger J, White CM. Venous Thromboembolism in Orthopedic Surgery. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 49. (Prepared by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10067-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC020-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2012. http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm.

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