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Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in people undergoing major amputation of the lower extremity

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
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Title
Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in people undergoing major amputation of the lower extremity
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010525.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robertson L, Roche A, Robertson, Lindsay, Roche, Aidan

Abstract

Patients undergoing major amputation of the lower limb are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Risk factors for VTE in amputees include advanced age, sedentary lifestyle, longstanding arterial disease and an identifiable hypercoagulable condition. Evidence suggests that pharmacological prophylaxis (for example heparin, factor Xa inhibitors, vitamin K antagonists, direct thrombin inhibitors, antiplatelets) is effective in preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) but it is associated with an increased risk of bleeding. Mechanical prophylaxis (for example antiembolism stockings, intermittent pneumatic compression and foot impulse devices), on the other hand, is non-invasive and has no side effects. However, it is not always appropriate in patients with contraindications such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), arteriosclerosis or bilateral lower limb amputations. It is important to determine the most effective thromboprophylaxis and whether this is one treatment alone or in combination with another. To date, no systematic review has been conducted examining the effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis in preventing VTE in people undergoing amputation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Austria 1 1%
Unknown 82 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 24%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Unspecified 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Other 8 10%
Other 24 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 59%
Unspecified 14 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 7 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 March 2018.
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#3,228,740
of 12,680,099 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6,170
of 10,395 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,874
of 248,673 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#101
of 166 outputs
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