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Warfarin sodium in prevention of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonaryembolism in patients with fractured neck of femur. In a prospective controlled randomised trial, the prophylactic value of warfarin sodium (in doses aimed at maintaining a "Thrombotest" value of 10% and given from the day of admission until independent mobility had been achieved or for 3 mo, whichever was the sooner) was assessed in 160 elderly patients who had sustained a fracture of the femoral neck. Treatment significantly (...) reduced the frequency of deep venous thrombosis (D.V.T.), whether indicated by the 125I-fibrinogen test during life or assessed by detailed post-mortem studies. Pulmonaryembolism was eliminated in treated patients, but the difference in mortality between the treatment and control groups was not significant, indicating that causes of death other than pulmonaryembolism are of major importance in these elderly patients. A case is made out for prophylactic anticoagulation on a selective basis.
Prevention of fatal postoperative pulmonaryembolism by low doses of heparin. An international multicentre trial. The efficacy of low-dose heparin in preventing fatal postoperative pulmonaryembolism has been investigated in a multicentre prospective randomised trial. 4121 patients over the age of forty years undergoing a variety of elective major surgical procedures were included in the trial; 2076 of these were in the control group and 2045 patients received heparin. The two groups were well (...) matched for age, sex, weight, blood-group, and other factors which could predispose to the development of venous thromboembolism. 180 (4-4 %) patients died during the postoperative period, 100 in the control and 80 in the heparin group: 72% of deaths in the control and 66% in the heparin group had necropsy examination. 16 patients in the control group and 2 in the heparin group were found at necropsy to have died due to acute massive pulmonaryembolism (P smaller than 0-005). In addition, emboli found