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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Haas, S; Spyropoulos, AC 
Title:
Primary prevention of venous thromboembolism in long-term care: identifying and managing the risk. 
Abstract:
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant, but underestimated, cause of morbidity and mortality in long-term care settings. VTE risk increases significantly with age and is further increased by comorbidities common to this group; however, advancing age and limited mobility alone are insufficient to warrant pharmacological prophylaxis. Recognizing those at increased VTE risk during an acute illness is crucial for appropriate and timely prophylaxis. Warfarin is used for the long-term secondar...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
14 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
149-58 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1076-0296 
TUM Institution:
Institut für experimentelle Onkologie und Therapieforschung