Aspirin as a risk factor for hemorrhage in patients with head injuries.

  • Reymond M
  • Marbet G
  • Radü E
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Abstract

The role of aspirin as a risk factor in the occurrence of intracranial bleeding following head injury was investigated. Chronic subdural hematoma appears to be a suitable model for the evaluation of risk factors in the development of hemorrhage. The most common risk factors found in our study were, apart from age, chronic alcohol abuse (28%), consumption of cumarin-derivates (21%), aspirin (13%), and heparin (5%). A patient undergoing aspirin treatment must be considered at risk of development of chronic subdural hematoma. Aspirin should not be prescribed to patients with post-traumatic headaches.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aspirin
  • Brain Concussion
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial
  • Hematoma, Subdural
  • Hemostasis, Surgical
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Risk Factors
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Trephining

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Authors

  • M A Reymond

  • G Marbet

  • E W Radü

  • O Gratzl

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