Major orthopedic surgery: Low-molecular-weight heparins vs other anticoagulants
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OrthoEvidence. Major orthopedic surgery: Low-molecular-weight heparins vs other anticoagulants. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):332. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/4244
Comparative Effectiveness of Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins versus Other Anticoagulants in Major Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysisPharmacotherapy. 2012 Sep;32(9):799-808. doi: 10.1002/j.1875-9114.2012.01106.x. Epub 2012 Jun 28
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This meta-analysis and systematic review included 37 studies comparing low molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) to other anticoagulants in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery. The results indicated that LMWHs were more effective and also led to fewer cases of bleeding than unfractionated heparins. LMWHs led to fewer cases of deep vein thrombosis events than vitamin K antagonists, but resulte...
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