Evaluation of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients with chronic liver disease.

TitleEvaluation of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients with chronic liver disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSmith CB, Hurdle AC, Kemp LO, Sands C, Twilla JD
JournalJournal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Volume8
Issue10
Pagination569-73
Date Published2013 Oct
Abstract

The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients has been reported to be 0.5% to 6.3%. Studies report the use of thromboprophylaxis in CLD patients as suboptimal, with at least 75% of patients receiving no prophylaxis.

DOI10.1155/2013/532865
Alternate JournalJ Hosp Med