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Comment & Response
May 2015

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

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):866. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0298

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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