Posts Tagged ‘thromboprophylaxis’

Prophylaxis against Venous Thromboembolism in Ambulatory Cancer Patients

Posted by • June 27th, 2014

Patients with cancer are at increased risk for thrombosis, and those with thrombi have poorer overall survival rates than those without. In a new review article, Dr. Jean Connors from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute summarizes available data and provides guidance for determining which patients might benefit from thromboprophylaxis. The incidence of… Read More…

Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Medical Patients

Posted by • December 30th, 2011

Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis has been proven to reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism in both  surgical patients and acutely ill medical patients. In surgical patients, thromboprophylaxis has been shown to reduce  the incidence of fatal pulmonary embolism and the rate of death from any cause; in medical patients, studies have  shown that thromboprophylaxis is associated with… Read More…