By Christopher M. Loftus
This publication is an updated reference on all points of anticoagulation and hemostasis in neurosurgery. After a gap part on easy ideas and drug sessions in present use, distinct attention is given to coagulation concerns appropriate to all sufferers, not only neurosurgical ones. The assurance comprises, for instance, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. various vital concerns particular to neurosurgical perform are then addressed, and a precis of present directions and top practices is equipped. via bringing jointly the most recent wisdom from around the self-discipline, this publication will function a legitimate foundation for trained selection making in surgical perform. it is going to be of day-by-day price for neurosurgeons and trainees around the globe and also will be of curiosity to emergency room physicians, surgeons regularly, serious care physicians, neurologists, and medical institution drugs specialists.
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