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LMW heparin effective for pulmonary embolus

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.0-e (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-e

Question Is low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) as effective as adjusted dose heparin in treating pulmonary embolism?

Synopsis Although LMWH is commonly used to treat deep vein thrombosis, some clinicians ask whether similar effectiveness has been shown for pulmonary embolism. The reviewers conducting this meta-analysis identified 12 studies including a total of 1951 patients by searching Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library databases, and conference proceedings, and by contacting individual researchers and pharmaceutical companies. …

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