VTE

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Abstract Number: 359

INHERITED THROMBOPHILIA TESTING PATTERNS IN AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER INDICATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SIGNIFICANT COST SAVINGS

Background: Updated guidelines recommend testing for inherited or acquired thrombophilias only in rare situations in the acute inpatient care setting, as it has little impact on acute management of thromboembolic events, and in some situations, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:31+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on INHERITED THROMBOPHILIA TESTING PATTERNS IN AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER INDICATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SIGNIFICANT COST SAVINGS

Abstract Number: 15

EVALUATING ADEQUACY OF VTE PROPHYLAXIS FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE PATIENTS

Background: In 2016 70% of venous thromboembolism events at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital occurred in patients with BMI>=25. The American College of Chest Physicians recommend weight base dosing for VTE prophylaxis [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:28:42+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Research, Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on EVALUATING ADEQUACY OF VTE PROPHYLAXIS FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE PATIENTS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 203

EFFECTIVENESS OF CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT FOR REDUCING UNNECESSARY HYPERCOAGULABILITY EVALUATIONS IN A LARGE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Background: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially life-threatening disorder and in some cases, is related to underlying hypercoagulability which may be congenital or acquired. Guidelines suggest performing extensive work -up for hypercoagulability only in select [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:53+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Quality Improvement, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on EFFECTIVENESS OF CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT FOR REDUCING UNNECESSARY HYPERCOAGULABILITY EVALUATIONS IN A LARGE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

HM2018 Abstract Number: 147

PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The increased risk of VTE among medically ill older adults is firmly established. Guidelines strongly promote the use of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:15:03+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

HM2018 Abstract Number: 905

IVC ANOMALY: AN INFREQUENT BUT IMPORTANT CAUSE OF DVT AND PE

Case Presentation: A 31-year-old male with past medical history of fat lipoma was transferred to us from an outside institution for bilateral pulmonary embolism and bilateral lower extremity deep venous thromboses. The patient originally presented [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:00:02+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on IVC ANOMALY: AN INFREQUENT BUT IMPORTANT CAUSE OF DVT AND PE

HM2017 Abstract Number: 182

HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED VTE: AN ANALYSIS OF ADEQUACY OF THROMBOPROPHYLAXIS

Background: Compared with patients in the community, patients acutely hospitalized are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), contributing to patient morbidity and mortality and healthcare costs. The need for thromboprophylaxis for post-surgical patients [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:01:39+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED VTE: AN ANALYSIS OF ADEQUACY OF THROMBOPROPHYLAXIS

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MICHIGAN RISK SCORE TO PREDICT PICC-RELATED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM

Background: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) have been associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and are a major cause of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  However, mechanisms to identify patients at greatest risk of PICC-associated [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:40+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on MICHIGAN RISK SCORE TO PREDICT PICC-RELATED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM