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Towards evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of venous thromboembolism: Systematic reviews of mechanical methods, oral anticoagulation, dextran and regional anaesthesia as thromboprophylaxis

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Objectives: To assess the benefits in terms of reductions in the risks of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and of pulmonary embolism (PE), and hazards in terms of major bleeding, of: (i) mechanical compression; (ii) oral anticoagulants; (iii) dextran;. and (iv) regional anaesthesia (as an alternative to general anaesthesia) in surgical and medical patients. Data sources: Electronic databases, search of Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration database, contact with trialists and manufacturers. Revie...

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Journal:
Health Technology Assessment
Volume:
9
Issue:
49
Publication date:
2005-12-05
ISSN:
1366-5278
URN:
uuid:1eade646-a9e8-4b74-8b62-2b66addc309d
Source identifiers:
92438
Local pid:
pubs:92438
Language:
English

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