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Table 3 Reason for no VTE prophylaxis during hospitalization

From: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients undergoing abdominal and pelvic cancer surgery: adherence and compliance to ACCP guidelines in DIONYS registry

  Abdominal (N = 435) Pelvic (N = 390) Abdominal + Pelvic (N = 96) Total (N = 921)
No VTE prophylaxis prescribed during hospitalization 48 (11.0) 30 (7.7) 11 (11.5) 89 (9.7)
Reason
 Low risk of VTE 32 (66.7) 15 (50.0) 8 (72.7) 55 (61.8)
 No drug available at hospital 2 (4.2) 8 (26.7) 0 10 (11.2)
 Bleeding 6 (12.5) 3 (10.0) 0 9 (10.1)
 Economic reason 4 (8.3) 2 (6.7) 0 6 (6.7)
 Omission from principal investigator 0 2 (6.7) 3 (27.3) 5 (5.6)
 Nausea/vomiting 2 (4.2) 0 0 2 (2.2)
 Pulmonary embolism 1 (2.1) 0 0 1 (1.1)
 Other 1 (2.1) 0 0 1 (1.1)
  1. VTE venous thromboembolism