Warfarin users prone to coagulopathy in first 30 days after hospital discharge from gastric bypass.

@article{Bechtel2013WarfarinUP,
  title={Warfarin users prone to coagulopathy in first 30 days after hospital discharge from gastric bypass.},
  author={Peter Bechtel and Richard Boorse and Peter F. Rovito and Ted Harrison and John Hong},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1515-9}
}
BACKGROUND Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), a nonprofit tertiary care facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is an accredited American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACSBSCN) Level 1 site performing 400+ bariatric procedures annually. Bariatric data submission began in April 2008. Complication review revealed that approximately 17 % of patients on chronic anticoagulation (warfarin) therapy preoperatively were readmitted with supratherapeutic international normalized… CONTINUE READING