Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis after Hospitalization for Medical Illness

Interesting article in view of the updated NICE guidance around mandatory 7 day VTE prophylaxis for all patients looking at whether giving 45 days of prophyaxis significantly reduces hospital acquired VTE and what is the bleed risk associated with this. The abstract is available at 

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1805090

For NHS staff should be able to access full article using Athens sign in. The CLOT session at the BSH in Glasgow this year is a further debate whether the new NICE guidelines improve on previous plan to attend https://www.bshconferences.co.uk/