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Research Article

Risk Stratification and Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolic Events in Obstetrics

Elliot M Levine1*, Norman A Ginsberg2, Ernest Powell2 and Stephen Locher2
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USAg
Corresponding Author : Elliot M Levine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Received: Septemebr 29, 2015; Accepted: October 31 2015; Published: November 07, 2015
Citation: Levine EM, Ginsberg NA, Powell E, Locher S (2015) Risk Stratification and of Venous Thromboembolic Events in Obstetrics. J Preg Child Health 2:203. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000203
Copyright: © 2015 Levine EM, et al.. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Objective: To identify the risk factors for perioperative venous thromboembolism, and the possible consequences of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis used with cesarean delivery.
Study design: An Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) of a multi-hospital system was queried to obtain the incidence of and risk factors for perioperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the use of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis (PTP).
Results: Of 337,174 surgical patients over the course of 2010-2013, Cesarean Delivery (CD) occurred 24,608 times, with pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis (PTP) being provided 931 times (4% of the time) and 23,677 times without such prophylaxis. Hemorrhagic complications were recorded 0.08% of the time (0.3% when PTP was provided, and 0.08% without it). As this was found to be statistically significant (p=0.02), this warrants our concern, regarding the appropriateness of using PTP for all cesarean deliveries.
Conclusion: Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis may have the risk of associated hemorrhage with its use, and it may be worthwhile to use risk stratification to decide whether or not to use it for surgical prophylaxis in particular cesarean cases.