Application of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model for the Assessment of Risk Factors for Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism in the Surgery Department of Anosiala University Hospital

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Jean Baptiste Ramampisendrahova
Andriamanantsialonina Andrianony
Aina Andrianina Vatosoa Rakotonarivo
Mamisoa Bodohasina Rasamoelina
Eric Andriantsoa
Rado Razafimahatratra
Gaëtan Duval Solofomalala


The purpose of this research is to ascertain the prevalence of postoperative venous thromboembolism in the Department of Surgery at Anosiala University Hospital and to identify risk factors for developing postoperative venous thromboembolism using the Caprini Risk Assessment Model. From December 2017 to October 2019, this was a 22-month prospective cohort research conducted at Anosiala University Hospital. It included all adult patients over the age of 18 who were operated on in an emergency or on a planned basis by the Department of Surgery. This research included 662 participants. Within 30 days after surgery, the risk of venous thromboembolism was 0.3 percent. According to the overall Caprini score, 25.2 percent of patients were classified as having a low risk of venous thromboembolism, 25.2 percent as having a moderate risk, 29.5 percent as having a high risk, and 20.1 percent as having the greatest risk. Patients in the highest risk category (scoring 5) had a substantially increased chance of having venous thromboembolism after surgery (p = 0.0007). Only major open surgery was related with a statistically significant increase in postoperative venous thromboembolism (p = 0.028). Age 75 years, elective arthroplasty, and hip, pelvic, or leg fractures were not linked with postoperative venous thromboembolism statistically significantly (p> 0.05). Our findings indicate that the Caprini risk assessment model might be used successfully to avoid postoperative venous thromboembolism in surgical patients in Madagascar, since patients in the highest risk category had a considerably increased chance of developing postoperative venous thromboembolism.


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Ramampisendrahova, J. B. ., Andrianony, A. ., Rakotonarivo, A. A. V. ., Rasamoelina, M. B. ., Andriantsoa, E. ., Razafimahatratra, R. ., & Solofomalala, G. D. . (2021). Application of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model for the Assessment of Risk Factors for Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism in the Surgery Department of Anosiala University Hospital. Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Medical and Health Science Study, 2(3), 1-7.


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