AB194. 104. Timing of low molecular heparin administration and effect on breast haematoma formation

Anna C. Fullard, Helen Earley, Aoife Lowery, Ashish Lal, Anne Merrigan, Shona Tormey
2018 Mesentery and Peritoneum  
NICE guidelines recommend prophylactic low molecular heparin (LMWH) administration in all patients undergoing elective surgery. Studies show that LMWH should be administered at least peri-operatively to have optimal prophylactic benefit (O'donnell and Weitz, 2003, Collins et al., 1988). In breast surgery, conflicting evidence regarding optimum timing of administration of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis exists, with some studies reporting an association between preoperative
more » ... rative administration and wound haematoma formation. Local guidelines recommend pre-operative LMWH administration. Aims: (I) compare current practices relating to LMWH administration to local guidelines and; (II) to determine whether timing of administration impacted rates
doi:10.21037/map.2018.ab194 fatcat:kizch36nsng2pjhwmz7b726fgq