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Case report

Timely Anticoagulant Thromboprophylaxis is Safe and Effective in the Care of Patients Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury.

Despite the high prevalence and associated morbidity of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) development, thromboprophylaxis in the neurosurgical setting remains a source of contention due to concerns of iatrogenic haemorrhage progression associated with anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis. Opinions of ideal time to initiate chemical prophylaxis for VTE within the neurosurgical community vary between clinicians. It is nevertheless rarely disputed that timely and appropriate prophylaxis of VTE reduces

Kandace Micallef

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 30–34


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

case report

Zolpidem in treatment resistant adolescent catatonia: a case series

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 135–138

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