Cleveland Clinic research shows that copays for enoxaparin prophylaxis are relatively small for most insured patients. The findings should ease cost concerns that might inhibit using the therapy to prevent blood clots following inflammatory bowel disease surgery.
Venous thromboembolism extended prophylaxis with low-dose aspirin after inflammatory bowel disease surgery is a safe and cost-effective strategy when compared with enoxaparin or no prophylaxis.
Venous thromboembolism occurs in up to 25% of cancer patients treated with immunotherapy, according to a recent Cleveland Clinic study.
Venous thromboembolism is markedly higher in patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit, but routine screening is not recommended. Shruti Gadre, MD, discusses when to consider testing and how to manage care.
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Severe COVID-19 is associated with a hypercoagulable state that often requires changes to usual inpatient anticoagulation strategies. We share our approach, including thromboprophylaxis protocols and a case vignette.
Three in five pregnancy-related deaths in the United States are preventable. Cleveland Clinic obstetrician, Kathleen Berkowitz, MD, explains the protocols the health system has put in place to prevent maternal mortality and respond to obstetric emergencies.
A secondary analysis of the CASSINI trial finds that rivaroxaban is an effective thromboprophylactic for patients with pancreatic cancer receiving systemic therapy.
Two new studies show that oral anticoagulants and prescreening for blood clots before starting cancer treatment may help prevent blood clots in high-risk cancer patients.
Since Alok Khorana, MD, introduced this tool a decade ago, it has been validated multiple times in different countries and incorporated into a number of society guidelines.
Post-operative VTEs can be deadly. A nurse-led study at Cleveland Clinic compared the effectiveness of written instructions versus a multimethod educational approach to teach patients about VTEs.