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Risks and Benefits of Resumption of Anticoagulation Following Traumatic Brain Injury Remain Complex and Uncertain

Ramesh Grandhi, MD1; Lori A. Shutter, MD1; David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD1
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1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):866. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0298.
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To the Editor Americans 65 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the population.1 Traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related hospitalizations and mortality have increased significantly among this group,2 with the widespread use of oral anticoagulant (OAC) medications having obvious implications. There are no guidelines regarding resumption of OACs following TBI in these patients.


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May 1, 2015
Jennifer S. Albrecht, PhD; Xinggang Liu, MD, PhD; Ilene H. Zuckerman, PharmD, PhD
1University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
2Philips Healthcare, San Francisco, California
3IMPAQ International, LLC, Columbia, Maryland
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):866-867. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0301.
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