Compression stockings unnecessary for VTE prevention: study

Experts have called for an ‘urgent revision’ of international VTE prevention guidelines after their trial found compression stockings might be unnecessary for most patients undergoing elective surgery. A UK multicentre trial randomised almost 2,000 elective surgical inpatients at moderate or high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) to low molecular weight heparin alone or with graduated ...

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