Betrixaban: Safely Reducing Venous Thromboembolic Events with Extended Prophylaxis

Although venous thromboembolism prophylaxis of acute medically ill patients is commonly employed, a percentage of high-risk patients still have venous thromboembolic events within 30 days of discharge. Research over the last several years has attempted to identify characteristics of these high-risk patients to facilitate provision of extended prophylaxis and venous thromboembolic event reduction; however, extended prophylaxis has been associated with a significant increase in the risk for major bleeding until recently.

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