Pick a Topic:
Find info on a:
ClotCare complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health
ClotCare is a member organization of the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis. Click here to learn more about the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and DVT Awareness Month, which is held each March.
DVT Reduced By Systematic, Guideline-Based Prevention Program
Henry I. Bussey, Pharm.D.
Reference: Sellier E, Labarere J, Bosson JL, et. al. Effectiveness of a guideline for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in elderly post-acute care patients: a multicenter study with systematic ultrasonographic examination. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Oct 23;166(19):2065-71.
Investigators in France reported a significant reduction in DVT (diagnosed by routine ultrasound) from about 13% to 8% through a guideline-based program that consisted of a presentation with educational materials and audit-feedback for the physicians of the approximately 1400 patients involved in the study.
Patients were at least 65 years of age and were in a post-acute care setting. The use of graduated compression stockings (not pharmacologic interventions) was increased after the intervention.
The study was highlighted in Journal Watch which referenced the current American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy as the source of the guidelines (available at: http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?
ClotCare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization generously supported by your tax-deductible donations and grants from our industry supporters.
Click here to view full list of new postings
ClotCare Home | New Postings | Patient Postings | Clinician Postings | Join Our Email List | Useful Web Links
CE Opportunities | Training Programs | DVT & PE Stories | Editorial Board | Financial Support
About ClotCare | DVT Coalition | Donate to ClotCare | Contact Us
Key topics discussed on ClotCare include: Blood Clots | Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) | Pulmonary Embolism (PE) | Atrial Fibrillation (A. Fib or AF) | Heart Attack | Stroke | Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) | Mini Stroke | Bleeding Complications | Vascular Surgery | Surgical Blood Clot Removal | Warfarin | Coumadin | Lovenox | Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) | Heparin | Anticoagulants | Plavix | Aspirin | Antiplatelets | Blood Thinners
Copyright 2000-2014 by ClotCare. All rights reserved.
Terms, Conditions, & Privacy | Image Copyright Information
19260 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 101 | San Antonio, TX 78258 | 210-495-4335
Send comments to email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017