Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis is a risk factor for hemorrhage progression in a subset of patients with traumatic brain injury.

@article{Levy2010PharmacologicTI,
  title={Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis is a risk factor for hemorrhage progression in a subset of patients with traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Andrew Stewart Levy and Kristin M. Salottolo and Raphael Bar-Or and Patrick J. Offner and Charles W. Mains and Michael V. Sullivan and David Bar-Or},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={886-94}
}
BACKGROUND Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis (PTP) may exacerbate intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). We examined risk factors for hemorrhage progression in patients with blunt TBI and hypothesized that PTP would increase ICH progression in a subset of these patients. METHODS We retrospectively studied patients with TBI admitted to our level I trauma center during 19 months. Progression of hemorrhage was examined in two populations: patients with a… CONTINUE READING