Anticoagulants after orthopaedic procedures

Source:  Journal of Hospital Medicine,  2014, July 17 [epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: 17  July 2014

Publication type:  Systematic review

In a nutshell:  Current guidelines do not distinguish between aspirin and other blood thinners for protecting against blood clots in patients who have major orthopedic operations.  A new analysis provides much-needed information that summarises existing studies about which medications are best after different types of surgery

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Medical News Today


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