Document Detail


How I approach venous thromboembolism risk in hospitalised medical patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22705598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Venous thromboembolism is a significant cause of illness and death worldwide. Large bodies of evidence support the heightened risk status of hospitalised medical patients, and that prophylactic measures significantly reduce the risk of thrombosis, yet these patients often fail to receive adequate prophylactic therapy. This failure may be accounted for by a lack of awareness of the relevant indications, poorly designed implementation systems, and clinical concerns over the side effects of anticoagulant medications. This article briefly summarises our understanding of the clinical factors relevant to the evaluation of venous thromboembolism risk in hospitalised medical patients. We describe our approach to the use of thromboprophylaxis, through which we aim to minimise the disease burden of this under-recognised and preventable pathology.
Authors:
Mark Dobromirski; Alexander T Cohen
Related Documents :
8028938 - What can you do to improve the environment?
22695458 - Recommended use of aspirin and other antiplatelet medications among adults - national a...
10203948 - Defense mechanisms in alexithymia.
17076448 - Comparison of nondeployable hearing profiles by army component (active duty, national g...
9924648 - Are serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors effective in underweight anorexia nervosa?
10138528 - The emerging role of the health information management professional in data quality and...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603509     Medline TA:  Blood     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Eyeing central neurons in vascular growth and reparative angiogenesis.
Next Document:  The impact of Michigan's Dr Ron Davis smoke-free air law on levels of cotinine, tobacco-specific lun...