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Dabigatran as good as enoxaparin for thromboembolic prophylaxis after hip replacement

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:586

Dabigatran etexilate is another new anticoagulant, an oral inhibitor of thrombin that could help prevent venous thromboembolism after major orthopaedic surgery. The manufacturers tested it in a head to head trial against subcutaneous enoxaparin. They found that after …

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