Tag: VTE

Feb 19

Aspirin as DVT prophylaxis for high risk long-haul travellers

Cesarone MR, et al. Angiology 2002 Jan-Feb;53(1):1-6.
It is unclear whether aspirin is effective as DVT prophylaxis for high risk long-haul travellers. The lack of evidence should preclude it from being recommended.

May 16

Newer oral contraceptives and risk of venous thrombosis

de Bastos M, et al. Cochrane Database of Syst Rev 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010813
cOCPs containing drospirenone as compared to levonorgestrel are associated with twice the risk of venous thrombosis.

Feb 23

Antipsychotics and the risk of venous thromboembolism

Parker C, Coupland C, Hippisley-Cox J. Antipsychotic drugs and risk of venous thromboembolism: nested case-control study. BMJ 2010;341:c4245.
Antipsychotic drugs are associated with a 32% increased risk of venous thromboembolism.