gastroenterology
Hepatology

Study shows need for more education on VTE prophylaxis in cirrhosis

The administration of VTE prophylaxis appears to be suboptimal in patients with cirrhosis – possibly due to confusion about the relative risks of thrombotic events and bleeding. The retrospective study of 108 patients with cirrhosis at the University Hospital Geelong found only 56.5% received enoxaparin for VTE prophylaxis according to hospital guidelines. Yet in a ...

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