Anticoagulation and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery

  • Christopher M. Loftus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jawed Fareed, Omer Iqbal
      Pages 3-16
    3. Tarik F. Ibrahim, Sean Maxwell, Omer Iqbal
      Pages 33-46
    4. Daphne Li, Wael Hassaneen-Mostafa, Asterios Tsimpas
      Pages 55-64
  3. Coagulation Issues Across All Patient Spectrums

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Danielle Sterrenberg, Sucha Nand
      Pages 93-114
    3. Kimberly Kruczek, Kathrine Cooper, Hanh Mai, Sucha Nand
      Pages 115-128
    4. Omer Iqbal, Paul O’Malley, Nil Guler
      Pages 129-137
    5. Michael P. Wemhoff, W. Scott Jellish
      Pages 153-165
    6. Jeanine M. Walenga, M. Margaret Prechel
      Pages 183-194
    7. Shermeen B. Memon, Lara Bakhos, Mushabbar A. Syed
      Pages 195-214
    8. Agnieszka A. Ardelt
      Pages 215-224
  4. Coagulation Issues Specific to Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Christopher D. Witiw, Laureen D. Hachem, Michael G. Fehlings
      Pages 227-242
    3. Craig Rabb, Allison Williams
      Pages 257-267
    4. William W. Ashley Jr
      Pages 269-284
    5. W. Caleb Rutledge, S. Andrew Josephson, Michael T. Lawton
      Pages 309-316
    6. Christopher P. Robinson, Michael Star, José Biller
      Pages 343-361
    7. Kevin N. Swong, Drew A. Spencer, Christopher M. Loftus
      Pages 363-368
    8. Eric W. Sankey, C. Rory Goodwin, Ignacio Jusue-Torres, Daniele Rigamonti
      Pages 369-380
    9. Drew A. Spencer, Paul D. Ackerman, Omer Iqbal, Christopher M. Loftus
      Pages 381-392
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 393-404

About this book


This book is an up-to-date reference on all aspects of anticoagulation and hemostasis in neurosurgery.  After an opening section on basic principles and drug classes in current use, detailed consideration is given to coagulation issues relevant to all patients, not just neurosurgical ones. The coverage includes, for example, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. A variety of important issues specific to neurosurgical practice are then addressed, and the book concludes with a summary of current guidelines and best practices.

As the population ages and prophylactic anticoagulation for different cardiac disorders is validated by cooperative trials, it is becoming ever more important that practicing neurosurgeons have the requisite knowledge to manage optimally the opposing processes of anticoagulation and hemostasis. Nevertheless, only a modest amount of structured information is at present available on the subject, with the consequence that decision making is too often insufficiently informed. This book, written by recognized experts, is designed to rectify this situation by bringing together the latest knowledge from across the entire discipline. It will be of daily value for neurosurgeons and trainees worldwide and will also be of interest to emergency room physicians, surgeons in general, critical care physicians, neurologists, and hospital medicine specialists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher M. Loftus
    • 1
  1. 1.Stritch School of MedicineLoyola UniversityMaywoodUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27325-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27327-3
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