thromboprophylaxis

thromboprophylaxis

(throm″bō-prō″fĭ-lak′sĭs) [ thrombo- + prophylaxis]
Any preventive measure or medication that reduces the likelihood of the formation of blood clots.
thromboprophylactic (throm″bō-prō″fĭ-lak′tik), adjective
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All obese patients must be considered for mechanical and pharmacological thromboprophylaxis (Stein & Goldman 2009).
Pharmacological thromboprophylaxis reduces the incidence of VTE between 60 and 72%, and of fatal PTE by 64%.
Lack of thromboprophylaxis was most apparent in patients with cancer, occurring in about 70% of 2,544 patients.
The numerous procedure-specific issues address physiological stresses associated with surgical procedures (hypothermia, blood loss, liposuction in combination with other procedures, duration of procedure), thromboprophylaxis measures, potential postoperative recovery problems leading to unplanned hospital admission, provider qualifications, and surgical facility standards.
This will help ensure that senior healthcare professionals are qualified with the essential skills to enhance best practice in thromboprophylaxis and become NHS champions on risk-assessment of this potentially fatal condition.
The appropriateness of thromboprophylaxis was determined by comparing daily use of mechanical compression devices and/or anticoagulants with what was recommended for patients in a given risk category in the ACCP guidelines.
Further analysis is required to identify which groups of patients in MAGELLAN may derive benefit from thromboprophylaxis with rivaroxaban.
Hence, the important goals for treatment include: management of acute thrombosis with thrombolytics and heparin, maintenance therapy and thromboprophylaxis with oral warfarin to target INR 2-3.
Hypotensive anesthesia, thromboprophylaxis and postoperative thromboembolism in total hip arthroplasty.