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Mood-altering drugs in the trauma population: hidden dangers, deadly combinations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23722223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Depression is on the rise, and as a result, there is an increased use of psychotropic medications. Also, nonreversible anticoagulants have entered the market and are increasing in use. In combination, these developments have created new risk factors for trauma patients. Our study examined the occurrence of trauma patients who present with a history of psychotropic medication, and we also sought to determine the rate of psychotropic medication and blood thinner use in the older adults. Because these drugs may play a role in causing injury and worsening outcomes, prescribers need to be aware of the patients' medication history and the potential risks.
Authors:
Diane T Kupensky; Barbara M Hileman; Elisha A Chance; Susan L Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1078-7496     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Nurs     Publication Date:    2013 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512997     Medline TA:  J Trauma Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-24     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Trauma Services (Ms Kupensky), Trauma and Orthopaedic Trauma Research (Mss Hileman and Chance), St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio; and Research Consultant, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (Dr Jones).
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