Lecture for April 11th, 2013: Is my patient on low dose aspirin at increased risk for late bleeding after mild head injury?

This month, we will consider and discuss whether or not ASA use in conjunction with mild head injury places patients at risk for delayed bleeding and the utility of repeat head CT by reviewing the papers below and listening to an EMCRIT podcast.

Listen to the EMCRIT lecture here: Reversal of Anti-coagulant and Anti-platelet Drugs in Head Bleeds

Papers to be reviewed:

Tauber M, Koller H, Moroder P, Hitzl W, Resch H. Secondary intracranial hemorrhage after mild head injury in patients with low-dose acetylsalicylate acid prophylaxis. J Trauma. 2009 Sep;67(3):521-5; discussion 525.

Kaen A, Jimenez-Roldan L, Arrese I, Delgado MA, et al. The value of sequential computed tomography scanning in anticoagulated patients suffering from minor head injury. J Trauma. 2010 Apr;68(4):895-8.

Enjoy!