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May 22, 2019

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Colorectal Surgery With Enoxaparin: Are We Using the Right Dose?

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  • 1Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
JAMA Surg. 2019;154(8):704-705. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1166

Patients undergoing colorectal surgery, particularly for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, are at significant risk for postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE), with reported rates between 2% and 9% despite prophylaxis.1 Recent guidelines recommend pharmacological prophylaxis with unfractionated heparin of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) but do not provide specific recommendations about the optimal dosing.2

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