AHEAD Study: an observational study of the management of anticoagulated patients who suffer head injury

Mason, S. et al. (2017) BMJ Open. 7:e014324.

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Objectives: Management of anticoagulated patients after head injury is unclear due to lack of robust evidence. This study aimed to determine the adverse outcome rate in these patients and identify risk factors associated with poor outcome.

 

Conclusions: In alert warfarinised patients following head injury, the presence of symptoms is associated with greater risk of adverse outcome. Those with GCS=15 and no symptoms are a substantial group and have a low risk of adverse outcome.

Read the full abstract and article here

 

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