Perioperative rates of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in normal weight vs obese and morbidly obese surgical patients in the era post venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines

Lily Wang, Aurora D. Pryor, Maria S. Altieri, Jamie L. Romeiser, Mark A. Talamini, Laurie Shroyer, Dana A. Telem

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Background The increasing prevalence of obesity translates into a greater number of obese patients undergoing general surgery procedures. We questioned if increased awareness and recent prophylaxis guidelines impacted the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the obese patients. Methods A total of 33,325 patients who underwent 4 common general surgery procedures from 2005 to 2009 were identified from the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Rates of VTE between 5 body mass index cohorts were compared with univariable analysis. Results No significant difference existed between rates of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (PE) across the body mass index categories (P =.32 and P =.06, respectively). With the exception of the positive linear trend in the rate of PE for patients undergoing abdominal wall hernia repair (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11491
Pages (from-to)859-863
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume210
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Guidelines
Weights and Measures
Body Mass Index
Abdominal Hernia
Herniorrhaphy
Abdominal Wall
Quality Improvement
Obesity
Databases
Incidence

Keywords

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • General surgery
  • Morbid obesity
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Venous thromboembolism

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  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Perioperative rates of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in normal weight vs obese and morbidly obese surgical patients in the era post venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines. / Wang, Lily; Pryor, Aurora D.; Altieri, Maria S.; Romeiser, Jamie L.; Talamini, Mark A.; Shroyer, Laurie; Telem, Dana A.

In: American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 210, No. 5, 11491, 01.11.2015, p. 859-863.

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Wang, Lily ; Pryor, Aurora D. ; Altieri, Maria S. ; Romeiser, Jamie L. ; Talamini, Mark A. ; Shroyer, Laurie ; Telem, Dana A. / Perioperative rates of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in normal weight vs obese and morbidly obese surgical patients in the era post venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines. In: American Journal of Surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 210, No. 5. pp. 859-863.
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