Tag: Anticoagulation

COVID-19 and Anticoagulation: Full Dose or Prophylactic Dose?

Background: Patients with COVID-19 are at a high risk for the development of venous thromboembolic disease [Link is HERE]. Alveolar capillary microthrombi appear to be 9x more prevalent in patients with COVID-19 compared to H1N1. As a result, enhanced-dose anticoagulation …

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Hematology and Oncology

COVID-19 Update: Convalescent Plasma Therapy & Anticoagulation

Background: Medicine by press release has been an unfortunate reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is not the standard many physicians would use for medical decision making, but one many of us have had to face; what do I do …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Cast Ep81: COVID-19, Thrombosis, and Anticoagulation

Early reports have shown that COVID-19 is most likely causing a hypercoagulable state, however the prevalence of acute VTE and exactly how to treat it is an evolving area.  Limited data suggest pulmonary microvascular thrombosis may play a role in …

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Hematology and OncologyInfectious Disease

Minor Head Trauma in Anticoagulated Patients: Admit for Observation or Discharge?

Background: In elderly patients on chronic anticoagulation (i.e. warfarin and clopidogrel), falls have been shown to increase the incidence of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) versus those not on anticoagulation (8.0% vs 5.3%). Mortality in those with ICH on anticoagulation is also higher …

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