Compared to warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants are associated with lower mortality in patients with blunt traumatic intracranial hemorrhage: A TQIP study.

@article{Feeney2016ComparedTW,
  title={Compared to warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants are associated with lower mortality in patients with blunt traumatic intracranial hemorrhage: A TQIP study.},
  author={James M. Feeney and Elizabeth Santone and M M DiFiori and Lilla Kis and Vijay Jayaraman and Stephanie C Montgomery},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={
          843-848
        }
}
BACKGROUND Falls represent the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in adults older than 65, with nearly one third experiencing a fall each year. Evidence suggests that up to 0.5% of anticoagulated patients suffer from intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) annually. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become an increasingly popular alternative to warfarin for anticoagulation; however, there is a dearth of research regarding the safety of DOACs, in particular on the outcome of traumatic ICH while… CONTINUE READING
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