Anti-coagulant therapy in the prevention of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in the spinal cord injury.

  • Watson N
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Abstract

A prophylactic regime of subcutaneous low-dose heparin for the 1st month, followed by warfarin for the 2nd and 3rd months after spinal cord injury resulted in a dramatic reduction in the incidence of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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  • 1958-72
  • a survey of 15
  • and at this meeting
  • experience
  • in 1968 and again
  • in 1974 i reported
  • in our journal paraplegia
  • in the management of
  • prophylactic heparin
  • spinal cord injury
  • venous thrombo-embolism
  • years

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