A three-year analysis of a prospectively maintained database with traumatic brain injury patients revealed that novel oral anticoagulant use is associated with increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage progression, neurosurgical intervention, and mortality.
The authors of this trial investigated the benefits and risks of early anticoagulation following acute ischemic stroke, and compared the effects of direct oral anticoagulants vs. vitamin K antagonists. Overall, treatment with direct oral anticoagulants resulted in a reduced risk of poor clinical outcomes, primarily due to reduced risk of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Penetrating extremity trauma is a potentially devastating injury that must be identified and managed expeditiously. Early hemorrhage control may be life-saving. This two-part article comprehensively addresses the approach and management of penetrating extremity trauma, highlighting controversies and advances.
Clinical features of patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension and bilateral subdural fluid collections differ from patients who sustained previous head trauma vs. those with cerebrospinal fluid leaks.
The management of pelvic trauma has evolved significantly in the last 20 years, with advances in devices and procedures. The key to success is having a team of physicians, including specialists in emergency medicine, interventional radiology, and surgery, who can work together to provide each patient the best outcome possible.
Intracerebral hemorrhage is the most dangerous and feared complication of oral anticoagulation and leads to a high mortality. Debate continues about the relative risk of hemorrhage with two classes of oral anticoagulants.
Time is of the essence in management of intracranial hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The longer it takes to make the diagnosis and initiate treatment, whether it is surgical intervention or simply aggressive primary stabilization, the greater the risk to the patient regarding both morbidity and mortality.
In the United States, postpartum hemorrhage accounts for 11.4% of maternal deaths, the fourth most common cause after cardiovascular diseases, non-cardiovascular diseases, and infection; worldwide, it is the leading cause of maternal mortality. This feature will discuss the latest treatments for managing postpartum hemorrhage.