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Intervention Protocol

Prolonged thromboprophylaxis for abdominal surgery

  1. Morten Schnack Rasmussen1,*,
  2. Peer Wille-Jørgensen2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group

Published Online: 21 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004318


How to Cite

Rasmussen MS, Wille-Jørgensen P. Prolonged thromboprophylaxis for abdominal surgery (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004318. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004318.

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  1. 1

    H:S Bispebjerg Hospital, Surgical gastroenterology dept. K, Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    Bispebjerg Hospital, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology K, Copenhagen NV, Denmark

*Morten Schnack Rasmussen, Surgical gastroenterology dept. K, H:S Bispebjerg Hospital, 23 Bispebjeg Bakke, Copenhagen, DK 2400, Denmark. msr@dadlnet.dk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited
  2. Published Online: 21 JUL 2003

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prolonged TP with different prophylactic methods focussing on LMWH. The efficacy outcome measures are asymptomatic and symptomatic deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and overall mortality. The safety outcome measures are number of transfusions,
In addition, to examine the incidence of late occurring VTE after abdominal surgery. Late VTE being defined as VTE occurring from the 7th post-operative day and until 3 months postoperatively.
If possible, we will make subgroup analysis of patients undergoing major abdominal surgery for malignant diseases. A multivariate analysis will be performed to find risk factors for developing late VTE e.g. age , type and duration of surgery, malignancy, previous VTE.