Facing the challenge of venous thromboembolism prevention in patients undergoing major abdominal surgical procedures for gastrointestinal cancer
Aikaterini Mastoraki, Raphael Patras, Nikolaos Krinos, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, 4th Department of Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Athens 12462, Greece
Sotiria Mastoraki, Andreas Lazaris, Department of Vascular Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Athens 12462, Greece
Dimitrios Schizas, Theodore Liakakos, 1st Department of Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laikon Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
Author contributions: All authors equally contributed to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, drafting and critical revision and editing, and final approval of the final version.
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Correspondence to: Aikaterini Mastoraki, MD, PhD, Academic Research, Doctor, Lecturer, Surgeon, 4th Department of Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, Chaidari, Athens 12462, Greece. email@example.com
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Received: June 20, 2018
Peer-review started: June 21, 2018
First decision: July 19, 2018
Revised: August 22, 2018
Accepted: August 28, 2018
Article in press: August 28, 2018
Published online: October 15, 2018