Study associates IBD with blood clot risk after surgery

10/18/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher chance of developing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after surgery, according to a study published in the Archives of Surgery. The study involved 211 member hospitals and 271,368 surgical patients. "These findings suggest that standard DVT and PE prophylaxis should be reconsidered for [patients with IBD]," the researchers said.

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