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Thrombosis
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 873750, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/873750
Research Article

Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis by General Surgeons in a Developing Country: A Survey

Department of General Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, No. 182, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore 560085, India

Received 26 May 2013; Accepted 25 July 2013

Academic Editor: Domenico Prisco

Copyright © 2013 Aniketh Venkataram et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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