Venous thromboembolism and preoperative steroid use: Analysis of the NSQIP database to evaluate risk in surgical patients

Published: 3 July 2015
Author(s): Rami S. Kantar, Anthony G. Haddad, Hani Tamim, Faek Jamali, Ali T. Taher
Section: Original Article

Despite several prophylactic strategies, postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, the search for modifiable preoperative risk factors is crucial. Few reports have explored this issue but the direct relationship between preoperative steroid use and postoperative VTE in surgical patients remains unexplored.