International Symposium on Venous Thromboembolism

07. 05. 2010

Belgrade, May 07, 2010 – The MMA’s Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology and Center for Continuous Education organized the International Symposium devoted to ‘Deep Vein Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery’ which was hold in the MMA’s amphitheater today. A great number of eminent experts from Serbia, Bulgaria and Slovenia took an active part in this event.
The introductory lecture on ‘Venous thromboembolism as a consequence of inadequate prophylaxis’ was delivered by the MMA’s head Major General Prof. Dr. Miodrag Jevtić, who pointed out that deep vein thrombosis is a very common post-operative complication. He presented mechanisms of its occurrence and highlighted the importance of prophylaxis. The head of the MMA’s Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Col. Prof. Dr. Zoran Popović, focused his lecture on the experiences and observations at MMA relating to prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism occurring after hip- and knee-prosthesis implantation. The lecture of Col. Prof. Dr. Nikola Filipović, the MMA’s deputy head related to factors affecting the choice of drugs for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, whilst Col. Assist. Prof. Slobodan Marjanović, head of the MMA’s Hematology Clinic addressed the basic principles applicable for hemostasis and hemostatic effect of new oral anticoagulants. Professor Dr. Evelina Pazvanska, an anesthesiologist from Sofia, presented new actual recommendations for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, and Prof. Dr. Oskar Zupanc, an orthopedic surgeon from Ljubljana, gave an overview of the first clinical experiences with application of oral haemagglutinin inhibitors which proved highly effective in prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism occurring after hip- and knee-arthroplasty surgeries. A Pharmacoeconomic analysis of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery was presented by Prof. Dr. Mirjana Antunović, the head of the MMA’s Pharmacology Institute. 

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