Anticoagulation in neurosurgical patients.

  title={Anticoagulation in neurosurgical patients.},
  author={Barbara E Lazio and J. Marc Simard},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={838-47; discussion 847-8}
OBJECTIVE Few recommendations have been outlined in the neurosurgical literature regarding when it is safe to initiate postoperative or posthemorrhage anticoagulation (AC), or for what duration it is safe to discontinue AC therapy in patients with clear indications for AC therapy. Our objective was to formulate guidelines for managing AC in neurosurgical patients, based on patients' needs for AC and the risk of complications. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of the neurosurgical and… CONTINUE READING
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