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A scoring system for thromboembolic risk assessment in surgery, developed by the Polish Working Group, on the basis of the scoring system developed by Joseph Caprini

by the Polish Working Group (Polska Grupa Robocza)
Acta Angiologica 2011;17(1):49-76.

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Vol 17, No 1 (2011)
Original papers
Published online: 2011-04-22

Abstract

Background. Thromboembolic risk assessment is crucial for the appropriate prescription of thromboprophylaxis. Such assessments are facilitated by scoring systems. We aimed to develop a scoring system intended for surgeons, which would allow them to assess this risk in a rapid, reproducible and reliable manner and therefore to use the most effective thromboprophylaxis.
Material and methods. The Polish Working Group was established to draw up a scoring system for thromboembolic risk assessment. Joseph Caprini’s scoring system was the starting point and model for the Group’s efforts, which were supplemented by bibliographical data and the members’ own experience. The obtained total score forms the basis for including the patient in a particular risk group, which is associated with a particular thromboprophylaxis regimen.
Results and conclusions. The scoring system is a simple tool that could gain widespread acceptance among surgeons representing various specialties. As the scoring system has not been verified in clinical practice, it may only be used supportively for now in the assessment of venous thromboembolism.
Acta Angiol 2011; 17, 1: 49–76

Abstract

Background. Thromboembolic risk assessment is crucial for the appropriate prescription of thromboprophylaxis. Such assessments are facilitated by scoring systems. We aimed to develop a scoring system intended for surgeons, which would allow them to assess this risk in a rapid, reproducible and reliable manner and therefore to use the most effective thromboprophylaxis.
Material and methods. The Polish Working Group was established to draw up a scoring system for thromboembolic risk assessment. Joseph Caprini’s scoring system was the starting point and model for the Group’s efforts, which were supplemented by bibliographical data and the members’ own experience. The obtained total score forms the basis for including the patient in a particular risk group, which is associated with a particular thromboprophylaxis regimen.
Results and conclusions. The scoring system is a simple tool that could gain widespread acceptance among surgeons representing various specialties. As the scoring system has not been verified in clinical practice, it may only be used supportively for now in the assessment of venous thromboembolism.
Acta Angiol 2011; 17, 1: 49–76
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Keywords

scoring system; The Polish Working Group; thromboembolic complications; hospitalisation; surgical ward

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Title

A scoring system for thromboembolic risk assessment in surgery, developed by the Polish Working Group, on the basis of the scoring system developed by Joseph Caprini

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 17, No 1 (2011)

Pages

49-76

Published online

2011-04-22

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2011;17(1):49-76.

Keywords

scoring system
The Polish Working Group
thromboembolic complications
hospitalisation
surgical ward

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by the Polish Working Group (Polska Grupa Robocza)

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