Guidelines advise on thrombotic events in urology

January 1, 2005

Toronto--Although few published studies exist on the prevention of thromboembolic disorders in urologic surgery, the risk of such disorders appears to be similar to that seen in other major surgical procedures.Therefore, urologists should concentrate on identifying patients at sufficient risk to warrant routine thromboprophylaxis, said the co-author of a new set of antithrombotic guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians.