This prospective study from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program describes the thromboembolic complications and contemporary venous thromboembolism prophylaxis patterns in 16 115 consecutive patients undergoing colorectal surgery.
This retrospective cohort study demonstrates that longer surgery is directly associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism.
Bhayani et al compared rates of pulmonary and overall morbidity, infection, and thromboembolic complications between patients undergoing transhiatal esophagectomy and those undergoing esophagectomy with the Ivor Lewis or McKeown technique. See the invited commentary by Chang.
This study determines whether differences in the use of vena cava filters in hospitals in Kentucky can be explained by observable factors rather than potential reimbursement upcoding.
This cohort study examines whether a blunt or penetrating mechanism of injury alters the risk of venous thromboembolism.
This cohort study compares the incidence of venous thromboembolism after trauma in patients whose enoxaparin dose was adjusted vs not adjusted using anti–factor Xa trough levels.