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Ns07 chronic subdural haematomas and anticoagulation or anti-thrombolytic therapy.
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PMID:  17490199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose The use of anticoagulant therapy as a causative agent in the development of chronic subdural haematomas (CSDH) was investigated. We suspected a high incidence of anticoagulant therapy or anti-thrombotic therapy in patients who presented with CSDH. Methodology Retrospective analysis of charts of eighty-one cases of CSDH admitted to the neurosurgical unit of the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), Tasmania, Australia, over a 5-year period were reviewed. A database of neurosurgical procedures performed at RHH was examined to retrieve these patients undergoing surgery for CSDH. We found that anticoagulant therapy was used by a significant percentage of CSDH patients. Results/Conclusions In the patient group presenting to our unit the risk of developing a CSDH was at least 42.5 times higher in warfarinised patients and also increased for patients on aspirin, although the risk could not be quantified.
D P Amato; T Rust; N Kiemer; A Erasmus
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ANZ journal of surgery     Volume:  77 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1445-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101086634     Medline TA:  ANZ J Surg     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  A53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia.
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