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Acetylsalicylic Acid for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: an Update of Clinical Evidence

Last updated: August 15, 2014
Project Number: RB0719-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence for the use of acetylsalicylic acid for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, two randomized controlled trials, and two non-randomized studies were identified regarding the use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement.