Tag: venous thromboembolism (VTE)

1. Among trauma patients aged 10 to 17, the use of low molecular weight heparin as compared with unfractionated heparin was associated with fewer episodes of venous thromboembolism as well as a reduction in mortality. Evidence Level Rating: 2 (Good) Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) are the...
1. For patients who underwent elective surgery and were at moderate to high risk of venous thromboembolism, pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin alone was noninferior to a combination of pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis and graduated compression stockings. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with significant mortality and morbidity worldwide. For patients...
1. Patients undergoing emergency general surgery in a retrospective cohort study were at nearly twice the risk of venous thromboembolism when compared to patients undergoing elective surgery. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Despite comprising a relatively small proportion of the total surgeries performed, procedures classified as emergency general surgery (EGS) account for...
Early estimates of the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study 1. In three separate models, it was found that the combination of decreased health care access, food availability, and the economic impacts (both intentional and unintentional) of...
Remdesivir in adults with severe COVID-19: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial 1. Adults with severe COVID-19 treated with remdesivir had numerically faster time to clinical improvement compared to controls, but the difference was not statistically significant Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Months into declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, there still remains...