Bleeding and thrombosis in high-risk renal transplantation candidates using heparin.

@article{Mathis2004BleedingAT,
  title={Bleeding and thrombosis in high-risk renal transplantation candidates using heparin.},
  author={Andrew Scott Mathis and Nisha Dav{\'e} and Nita K Shah and Gary Friedman},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={537-43}
}
BACKGROUND Heparin can reduce the risk of renal artery/vein thrombosis in renal transplant patients with hypercoagulable states (HCS), but is associated with a high bleeding risk. Little is known about risk factors for this bleeding risk or the optimal anticoagulation target. OBJECTIVE To determine factors associated with this bleeding risk and determine the optimal partial thromboplastin time (PTT) ratio. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of consecutive adult renal… CONTINUE READING