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Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis of the obese postpartum patient: A cross-sectional study.

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Summary of "Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis of the obese postpartum patient: A cross-sectional study."

Obesity increases risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in obstetric patients regardless of delivery mode and for up to six weeks postpartum.

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Name: The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology
ISSN: 1479-828X
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