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    Caprini Score for Venous Thromboembolism (2005)

    Stratifies risk of VTE in surgical patients.
    When to Use
    Pearls/Pitfalls
    Why Use

    Patients undergoing surgery.

    • May not be applicable to medical patients.
    • Requires face-to-face physician/patient interaction (not computer- or note-based) to obtain historical factors.
    • Validated in many subsets of surgical patients, including general, plastic, vascular, head and neck, surgical ICU, and others (see Evidence Appraisal for details).
    • The most widely validated VTE risk assessment model in surgical patients.
    • Stratifies risk for VTE and provides validated recommendations for who should be discharged with continued prophylaxis.
    ≤40
    0
    41-60
    +1
    61-74
    +2
    ≥75
    +3
    Male
    Female
    None
    0
    Minor
    +1
    Major >45 min, laparoscopic >45 min, or arthroscopic
    +2
    Elective major lower extremity arthroplasty
    +5
    Recent (<1 month) event
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +5
    No
    0
    Yes
    +5
    No
    0
    Yes
    +5
    No
    0
    Yes
    +5
    Venous disease or clotting disorder
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    No
    0
    Yes
    +3
    Normal, out of bed
    0
    Medical patient currently on bed rest
    +1
    Patient confined to bed >72 hours
    +2
    Other present and past history
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1

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    Dr. Joseph Caprini

    About the Creator

    Joseph A. Caprini, MD, is a senior clinician educator at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is also an emeritus physician at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Caprini has authored or co-authored more than 420 articles, book chapters, and abstracts on the study and treatment of venous thromboembolism, venous insufficiency, and related topics.

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