Elevated international normalized ratio in the ED: clinical course and physician adherence to the published recommendations.

@article{Atreja2005ElevatedIN,
  title={Elevated international normalized ratio in the ED: clinical course and physician adherence to the published recommendations.},
  author={Ashish Atreja and Yaser Abu El-Sameed and Hani Jneid and Byron J Hoogwerf and William Franklin Peacock},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={40-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Describe the course of patients with an elevated international normalized ratio (INR) in the emergency department (ED) and determine physicians' adherence with treatment recommendations. METHODS One-year retrospective review of all ED patients with an INR >5.0. RESULTS Ninety-four patients met the entry criteria. Bleeding was present in 28.7% patients. Two thirds of the major bleeding episodes were of gastrointestinal origin. Physicians' adherence decreased as bleeding and INR… CONTINUE READING
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