Low-dose aspirin before spinal surgery: results of a survey among neurosurgeons in Germany

@article{Korinth2006LowdoseAB,
  title={Low-dose aspirin before spinal surgery: results of a survey among neurosurgeons in Germany},
  author={Marcus C. Korinth and Joachim M. Gilsbach and Martin Weinzierl},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={365-372}
}
The main problem faced by the increasing numbers of patients presenting for spinal surgery are receiving concurrent medication with low-dose aspirin, leading to dysfunctional circulating platelets. The contribution of low-dose aspirin to increased peri-operative risk of bleeding and blood loss is a contentious issue with conflicting published results from different surgical groups. Data from neurosurgical spine patients is sparse, but aspirin has been identified as an important risk factor in… CONTINUE READING

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