The effects of clopidogrel (Plavix) and other oral anticoagulants on early hip fracture surgery.

@article{Collinge2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of clopidogrel (Plavix) and other oral anticoagulants on early hip fracture surgery.},
  author={Cory A Collinge and Kevin C. Kelly and Bert Little and Tara Weaver and Richard D Schuster},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={568-73}
}
OBJECTIVE Risk for bleeding complications during and after early hip fracture surgery for patients taking clopidogrel and other anticoagulants have not been defined. The purpose of this study is to assess the perioperative bleeding risks and clinical outcome after early hip fracture surgery performed on patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix) and other oral anticoagulants. DESIGN Study design is a retrospective cohort analysis using data extracted from hospital records and state death records… CONTINUE READING
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