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Table 7 Summary of VTE prophylaxis measures used

From: Cross-sectional study of adherence to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines in hospitalized patients. The Trombo-Brit study

  Total n=322 Medical n=219 Surgical n=103
A) Mechanical prophylaxis: 24 (7.5%) 17 (7.7%) 7 (6.8%)
Graduate-compression elastic stockings 8 (2.5%) 6 (2.7%) 2 (2%)
Pneumatic intermittent compression 16 (5%) 11 (5%) `5 (4.8%)
B) Pharmacological prophylaxis: 252 (78%) 164 (75%) 88 (85%)
Low molecular weight heparin 211 (84%) 130 (79.%) 81 (92%)
Unfractionated heparin 40 (16%) 33 (20%) 7 (7.95%)
Fondaparinux 1 (0.4%) 1 (0.61%) 0
  1. VTE: venous thromboembolism.