Should warfarin or aspirin be stopped prior to prostate biopsy? An analysis of bleeding complications related to increasing sample number regimes.

@article{Chowdhury2012ShouldWO,
  title={Should warfarin or aspirin be stopped prior to prostate biopsy? An analysis of bleeding complications related to increasing sample number regimes.},
  author={Rajat Chowdhury and Ausami Abbas and Sanjin Idriz and Aline Hoy and Elizabeth E. Rutherford and James Winston Smart},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={
          e64-70
        }
}
AIM To determine whether patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy with increased sampling numbers are more likely to experience bleeding complications and whether warfarin or low-dose aspirin are independent risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS 930 consecutive patients with suspected prostatic cancer were followed up after biopsy. Warfarin/low-dose aspirin was not stopped prior to the procedure. An eight to 10 sample regime TRUS-guided prostate biopsy was… CONTINUE READING
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