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Management of anticoagulation therapy in the perioperative patient.

Dhinsa, B; Khan, WS; Tailor, H; (2011) Management of anticoagulation therapy in the perioperative patient. J Perioper Pract , 21 (8) 279 - 283.

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Abstract

With the increasing use of oral anticoagulation therapy the appropriate management of perioperative anticoagulation is of surgical importance. There is a delicate balance between the risk of a perioperative thromboembolic event and the risk of operative bleeding from anticoagulation. Whilst there are a range of options available to the clinician, there appears to be no precise agreement about how to best manage this problem.

Type: Article
Title: Management of anticoagulation therapy in the perioperative patient.
Location: England
Language: English
Keywords: Anticoagulants, Blood Loss, Surgical, Humans, Perioperative Nursing, Risk Assessment, Thromboembolism
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1332393
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