Gastroenterology

Some patients with IBD need thromboprophylaxis after hospitalization



Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital in Canada developed a risk score that may help identify which patients with inflammatory bowel disease need extended protection against venous thromboembolism after hospitalization.
Jeffrey D. McCurdy, MD, PhD, FRCPC, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the hospital, and colleagues wrote in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics that prophylaxis is a regular practice for when risk is highest, when patients are in the hospital. However, just because they are out of the hospital does not mean that risk goes away.
“The vast majority

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