Episode 401

Journal Review in Bariatric Surgery: Controversies Surrounding Extended VTE Prophylaxis

EP. 401 •

Sep 16

• 22 MIN

Journal Review in Bariatric Surgery: Controversies Surrounding Extended VTE Prophylaxis

OVERVIEW

Ever wonder why some bariatric patients received extended VTE prophylaxis and others do not? Or what the ideal chemical VTE prophylaxis is for bariatric patients? All of your questions answered in this journal review discussion!

Journal articles:

A single-center comparison of extended and restricted thromboprophylaxis with LMWH after metabolic surgery: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31641983/

Risk factors for postdischarge venous thromboembolism among bariatric surgery patients and the evolving approach to extended thromboprophylaxis with enoxaparin: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33814315/

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