n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Enoxaparin reduced DVT risks in patients with acute medical illness : drug trends in cardiology




Extracted from text ... The routine use of thromboprophylaxis in general medical practice has re-mained controversial mainly because of the diversity of patient populations studied, the limited number of patients in these trials and the different methods used to diagnose deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). A recent double-blind, placebo-con- trolled trial, performed in 60 centres in nine countries involving 866 patients, has shed important light on the value of thromboprophylaxis and the frequency of deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in this well-defined popula-tion of acutely ill medical patients. 1 Patients included in the study were older than 70 years, were most often not hospitalised in the ..


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