Thromboembolism prophylaxis practices in orthopaedic arthroplasty patients.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220778
Title:
Thromboembolism prophylaxis practices in orthopaedic arthroplasty patients.
Authors:
Cawley, D; Lenehan, B; Devitt, A
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway. derekcawley@hotmail.com
Citation:
Thromboembolism prophylaxis practices in orthopaedic arthroplasty patients. 2010, 103 (9):269-72 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220778
PubMed ID:
21186750
Abstract:
Thromboembolic events are a post-operative complication of arthroplasty surgery for up to 3 months. The incidence however, is not fully known. Some form of prophylaxis should be provided to all arthroplasty patients. Clinicians are wary of side effects, compliance profile and the associated cost. The objective of this study is to investigate practice patterns and their relevance to 3 risk groups. Ninety questionnaires were sent to orthopaedic surgeons with 3 hypothetical clinical scenarios and 10 prophylaxis regimes for thromboembolism across different risk groups. The response rate was 81/90 (90%). The most popular options in all 3 cases were early mobilisation, thrombo-embolism deterrant (TED) stockings and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) (51/81, 62% of all cases). An inconsistent relationship exists between preferred practice and relevant guidelines. Preferred practice does not correlate with each level of risk.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Arthroplasty; Humans; Ireland; Physician's Practice Patterns; Questionnaires; Thromboembolism
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCawley, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorLenehan, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorDevitt, Aen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T11:25:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-26T11:25:06Z-
dc.date.issued2010-10-
dc.identifier.citationThromboembolism prophylaxis practices in orthopaedic arthroplasty patients. 2010, 103 (9):269-72 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21186750-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/220778-
dc.description.abstractThromboembolic events are a post-operative complication of arthroplasty surgery for up to 3 months. The incidence however, is not fully known. Some form of prophylaxis should be provided to all arthroplasty patients. Clinicians are wary of side effects, compliance profile and the associated cost. The objective of this study is to investigate practice patterns and their relevance to 3 risk groups. Ninety questionnaires were sent to orthopaedic surgeons with 3 hypothetical clinical scenarios and 10 prophylaxis regimes for thromboembolism across different risk groups. The response rate was 81/90 (90%). The most popular options in all 3 cases were early mobilisation, thrombo-embolism deterrant (TED) stockings and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) (51/81, 62% of all cases). An inconsistent relationship exists between preferred practice and relevant guidelines. Preferred practice does not correlate with each level of risk.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshArthroplasty-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patterns-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshThromboembolism-
dc.titleThromboembolism prophylaxis practices in orthopaedic arthroplasty patients.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway. derekcawley@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnachten

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