Unfractionated or low-molecular weight heparin for the treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis.

@article{Coutinho2010UnfractionatedOL,
  title={Unfractionated or low-molecular weight heparin for the treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis.},
  author={J M Coutinho and Jose M. Ferro and Patr{\'i}cia Canh{\~a}o and Fernando Barinagarrementer{\'i}a and Marie-germaine Bousser and J. Van Stam},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={2575-80}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is no consensus whether to use unfractionated heparin or low-molecular weight heparin for the treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis. We examined the effect on clinical outcome of each type of heparin. METHODS A nonrandomized comparison of a prospective cohort study (the International Study on Cerebral Vein and Dural Sinus Thrombosis) of 624 patients with cerebral venous thrombosis. Patients not treated with heparin (n = 107) and those who sequentially received… CONTINUE READING
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