Management of prehospital antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy in traumatic head injury: a review.

@article{Mcmillian2009ManagementOP,
  title={Management of prehospital antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy in traumatic head injury: a review.},
  author={Wesley Mcmillian and Frederick B. Rogers},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={942-50}
}
Trauma and emergency department clinicians encounter a growing number of patients admitted with traumatic head injury on prehospital antithrombotic therapies. These patients appear to be at increased risk of developing life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage. It is imperative that trauma clinicians understand the mechanism and duration of commonly prescribed outpatient antithrombotics in order to appropriately assess and treat patients who develop intracranial hemorrhage. This review… CONTINUE READING

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