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- McAlpine K.
- Breau R.H.
- Knee C.
- et al.
Venous thromboembolismn and transfusion after major abdominopelvic surgery.
Surgery. 2019; 166: 1084-1091
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- Venous thromboembolismn and transfusion after major abdominopelvic surgery.Surgery. 2019; 166: 1084-1091
- Prevention of VTE in nonorthopedic surgical patients: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.Chest. 2012; 141: e227S-e277S
Published online: April 22, 2020
Accepted: February 29, 2020
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- Venous thromboembolism and transfusion after major abdominopelvic surgerySurgeryVol. 167Issue 6
- PreviewThis was a very large study involving nearly 900,000 patients that was done to evaluate venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk as well as the risk of transfusion after major abdominopelvic surgical procedures. The authors also analyzed the association of the surgical procedure with the incidence of VTE. A further goal was to evaluate their definition of the Caprini score and see if it improves the association of their model with VTE. The primary outcome was VTE incidence within 30 days of surgery, and the secondary outcome was the incidence of blood transfusion within 30 days postoperatively.