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Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism

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Last updated:30th Sep 2014

The guideline identifies adult patient groups at risk of venous thromboembolism and describes the available methods of prophylaxis, with general recommendations about efficacy, safety, and how they should be used. Appropriate methods of prophylaxis for specific patient groups are considered. Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are described, including the use of diagnostic algorithms incorporating D-dimer assay. Recommendations are made on treatment options for thrombosis in various anatomical regions.

This guideline will be of particular interest to medical practitioners in a wide range of specialties including general practice, nurses, pharmacists and dentists.

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