Postdischarge thromboprophylaxis after bariatric surgery
Bottom line: This VTE risk tool lacks accuracy and misses certain important risk factors. Further studies are needed to compare benefits and harms of this tool versus other approaches to extended thromboprophylaxis after bariatric surgery.Review and summary of: Aminian A, Andalib A, Khorgami Z, et al. Who should get extended thromboprophylaxis after bariatric surgery?: a risk assessment tool to guide indications for post-discharge pharmacoprophylaxis. Ann Surg. 2017; 265(1):143-150.
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