Profilaxis tromboembólica en pacientes posparto. Estudio de corte transversal en tres instituciones en Colombia

Jaime Luis Silva-Herrera, Antonio M. Duque-Giraldo, Camilo Torres-Chaparro, José Enrique Sanín-Blair, Lizeth M. Niño-Peña, Ana María Higuita-Rendón

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    Objective: To describe the risk of thromboembolic disease in post-partum patients and examine the current use of thromboprophylaxis. Materials and methods: Descriptive crosssectional study that included patients admitted for delivery care between August 2012 and April 2013 in three high-complexity general healthcare institutions in Bogotá and Medellín. The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG) Management Guideline was applied for determining the risk of thromboembolic disease. Patients were assessed during the post-partum period and classified as high, intermediate and low risk. The actual frequency of the use of prophylaxis was measured. Results are presented as proportions. Results: Overall, 3516 patients were assessed and 1.9 % were classified as high risk, 42 % as intermediate risk and 56.1 % as low risk. Thromboprophylaxis was only used in 7.4 % of patients with high or intermediate risk. Conclusion: According to the criteria of the RCOG guidelines, 43.9 % of the patients had an indication for thromboprophylaxis and yet only 7.4 % of them received it. Further studies are required to assess the risk and evaluate the benefits and risks of giving thromboprophylaxis in accordance with the United Kingdom guidelines.

    Título traducido de la contribuciónThromboembolic prophylaxis in post-partum patients. Cross-sectional study in three institutions in Colombia
    Idioma originalEspañol
    Páginas (desde-hasta)20-25
    Número de páginas6
    PublicaciónRevista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
    EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2016

    Palabras clave

    • Embolism and thrombosis
    • Post-partum period
    • Prevention and control
    • Venous thromboembolism


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