Letter to the Editor on Rate of Transfusions Following Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Receiving Lovenox or High Dose Aspirin
We had the opportunity to read the article by Miller et al  addressing the rate of transfusion in patients receiving 2 different regimes of thromboprophylaxis after knee arthroplasty. We acknowledge the authors' endeavor to conduct such an interesting retrospective analysis. They report a remarkable statistically significant difference in both hemoglobin and hematocrit drops and the rate of transfusion between groups. We consider that these findings are also clinically significant as postoperative anemia remains one of the most common complications after major orthopedic surgery.
Acetylsalicylic acid ; Enoxaparin ; Hemoglobin ; Acetylsalicylic acid ; Enoxaparin ; Low molecular weight heparin ; Anemia ; Blood transfusion ; Deep vein thrombosis ; Drug efficacy ; Drug megadose ; Hemoglobin blood level ; Human ; Length of stay ; Letter ; Lung embolism ; Postoperative complication ; Postoperative period ; Thrombosis prevention ; Total knee arthroplasty ; Venous thromboembolism ; Knee replacement ; Venous thromboembolism ; Arthroplasty ; replacement ; knee ; Aspirin ; Enoxaparin ; Heparin ; low-molecular-weight ; Humans ; Venous thromboembolism ;
- Artículos