Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery
Outline of This Presentation
The material in this presentation covers the results and conclusions from a systematic review entitled, Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery. It begins with a brief description of the comparative effectiveness review process, an overview of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and orthopedic surgery, along with interventions used to prevent VTE in orthopedic surgery. It also covers: the clinically important questions the review sought to answer including a contemporary estimate of baseline postoperative risks of VTE and bleeding outcomes, evidence-based conclusions about effectiveness, and potential adverse effects associated with treatment; future research needs uncovered by the systematic review; and suggested topics to cover with your patients.
Keywords: CER | comparative effectiveness review | knowledge gaps | orthopedic surgery | outcomes | thromboprophylaxis | venous thromboembolism | VTE | outline
- Sobieraj DM, Coleman CI, Tongbram V, et al. Venous Thromboembolism in Orthopedic Surgery. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 49 (Prepared by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10067-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC020-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/thrombo.cfm.
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