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Thromboprophylaxis - Pharmacology of Bone and Joint Surgery

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
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Course Summary

Pharmacological strategies should be tailored to specific treatment needs of the patient before, during, and after orthopedic surgery. Medical clinicians need to consider their entire strategy, beginning with the prophylactic approach of antibiotic use and thromboprophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection and blood clot formation. However, it is equally important to consider the patient’s comfort following orthopedic surgery. Ensuring that the patient has appropriate access to analgesics and anxiolytics is standard care for the orthopedic patient. The is the first of a multi-part series on the pharmacology Of bone and joint surgery.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Thromboprophylaxis: An Overview
III.         Anticoagulant And Thrombolytic And Antiplatelet Drugs
1.   Warfarin
2.   Heparin
3.   Factor Xa Inhibitors
4.   Fondaparinux
5.   Apixaban
6.   Rivaroxaban
7.   Novel Anticoagulants
8.   Dabigatran
9.   Fibrinolytic Drugs
10.        Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Antagonists
11.        Antiplatelet Drugs
12.        Aspirin
13.        Dipyridamole
14.        Cilostazol
15.        Thienopyridines
16.        Ticlopidine
17.        Clopidogrel
18.        Prasugrel
IV.          Thromboprophylaxis In The Peri- And Post-operative Phase
1.   Mechanical Means of Thromboprophylaxis
2.   Current Guidelines on Prophylaxis Strategies
3.   Pharmacoeconomic Implications
V.            Summary


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