Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Medical and Surgical ICUs in a Single University Hospital
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01851239|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2014
Venous thromboembolism(VTE) is the third most common cardiovascular complication among hospitalized patients, and can even cause death. VTE often occurs in intensive care patients and there had been many efforts to prevent such complication. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) had published evidence-based clinical practice guideline for VTE prophylaxis.
This study focuses on how VTE prophylaxis is being performed in both medical and surgical ICUs in a single University hospital, and sees the differences in such prophylactic patterns.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1000 participants|
|Study Start Date :||February 2013|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2013|
|Study Completion Date :||April 2014|
|medical ICU inpatients|
|surgical ICU inpatients|
- number of patients prescribed with any measures of VTE prophylaxis in ICU [ Time Frame: at the time of ICU admission an expected average of 5 months (When VTE prophylaxis for each patient is being ordered) ]The object of this study is to see the percentage of ICU admitted patients prescribed with VTE prophylaxis, and analyze the adequacy of such prophylactic measure according to the international guideline. Moreover, difference between the VTE prophylaxis pattern of medical and surgical ICUs will also be seek for further analysis.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01851239
|Korea, Republic of|
|Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 120-752|