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Prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty: clinical guideline of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Lachiewicz PF. Instr Course Lect. 2009;58:795-804. PMID: 19385587

Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in total joint replacement: American College of Chest Physicians versus American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons guidelines.
Marchetto N. (2009) Current Orthopaedic Practice 20(1).

The Joint Commission Specifications Manual for National Hospital Quality Measures  Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Accessed June 2, 2009.

  • SCIP VTE-1 (SCIP VTE Measure #1: Surgery Patients with Recommended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Ordered)
  • SCIP VTE-2 (Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery)

Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins in Renal Impairment and Obesity: Available Evidence and Clinical Practice Recommendations  Across Medical and Surgical Settings (June) (CE).
Nutescu EA, Spinler SA, Wittkowsky A, Dager WE. Ann Pharmacother. 2009 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 19458109

Key articles and guidelines for the prevention of venous thromboembolism.
Dobesh PP, Wittkowsky AK, Stacy Z, Dager WE, Haines ST, Lopez LM, Nutescu E, Phillips KW, Trujillo TC, Vondracek T.
Pharmacotherapy. 2009 Apr;29(4):410-58. PMID: 19323620

American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy, 8th Ed: ACCP Guidelines: June 2008; Vol. 133, No. 6_suppl.
Available at: last accessed July 9, 2008.

Management of Venous Thromboembolism: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians
Snow, V, Qaseem, A, Barry, P, et al., and the Joint American College of Physicians/American Academy of Family Physicians Panel on Deep Venous Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism, Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:204-210. Accessed at: The Annals of Internal Medicine (January 31, 2007)

Venous Thromboembolism Guidebook, fourth addition.
Gelfand Eli, Piazza Gregory, Goldhaber Samuel. Venous Thromboembolism Guidebook, fourth addition. 2003;2:247-265.

Antihrombolic Therapy for Venous Thromboelbolic Disease.
Antithrombotic and thrombolytic therapy: from evidence to application: the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy. Chest. 2004 Sep;126(3 Suppl):688S-696S. Review. PMID: 15383490

Thromboprophylaxis in Medical and Surgical Patients Undergoing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Consensus Recommendations.
Ginzburg E, Banovac K Epstein B et al. Am J Phys Med Rehab. Feb 2006 85(2): 159 – 166. PMID: 16428908





Venous Thromboembolism Resource Room Project Team
This resource room is sponsored in part by a non-educational sponsorship from sanofi-aventis US, LLC

The Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Resource Room is an online resource for visitors to the Society of Hospital Medicine’s website. All content and links have been reviewed by the VTE Resource Room Project Team, however the Society of Hospital Medicine does not exercise any editorial control over content associated with the external links that have been made available via this website.

The contributions of Dr. Maynard and his UCSD collaborators in the development of the SHM VTE Prevention Resource Room and the VTE Prevention Implementation Guide were supported by grant number 1U18HS015826-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The contents of this product are solely the responsibility of Dr. Maynard and the SHM VTE Resource Room team, and do not necessarily represent the official view of or imply endorsement by AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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