Caprini Rsk Score – Venous Resource Center


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Validation Studies Using the Caprini Score

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Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis using the Caprini Score

Iva Golemi 1, Juan Pablo Salazar Adum 2, Alfonso Tafur 3, Joseph Caprini 4

Affiliations expand PMID: 30638566 DOI: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2018.12.005


Objectives: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of the leading causes of preventable cardiovascular disease in the United States (US) and is the number one preventable cause of death… 


A validation study of a retrospective venous thromboembolism risk scoring method

Vinita Bahl 1, Hsou Mei Hu, Peter K Henke, Thomas W Wakefield, Darrell A Campbell Jr, Joseph A Caprini

PMID: 19779324 DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181b7fca6


Objectives: Validate a retrospective venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk scoring method, which was developed at the University of Michigan Health System and based on the Caprini risk assessment model, and assess the confounding effects of VTE prophylaxis.


Individualized VTE Risk Stratification Using the Caprini Score to Identify the Benefits and harms ...

Christopher J Pannucci 1, Lukasz Swistun, John K MacDonald, Peter K Henke, Benjamin S Brooke

PMID: 28106607 DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002126


Objectives: Objective: We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the benefits and harms of chemoprophylaxis among surgical patients individually risk stratified for venous thromboembolism (VTE) using Caprini scores.


... Reducing postoperative venous thromboembolism complications with a standardized ...

Michael R Cassidy 1, Pamela Rosenkranz 1, David McAneny 2

PMID: 24768293 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.12.061


Background: Data revealed that our urban, academic, safety net medical center was a high outlier for postoperative VTE. Our goal was to implement and determine the efficacy of a standardized intervention for reducing postoperative VTE complications.


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