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Drain tube removal in the presence of anticoagulation in Spinal Surgery

posterior extradural haematoma as a result of acute bleeding following the removal of the posterior cervical drain. The incident raised concerns for the nurses within the neuroscience unit. One hypothesis was that venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) may be a contributor to post-operative hematoma formation. As a result, nursing staff began questioning the medical staff about anticoagulation therapy. In particular, the nursing staff queried whether the LMWH

Christine Holland, Sarah Smith

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 14–18

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