Anticoagulation and Regional Anesthesia Concerns

  • Rinoo Shah
  • Alan David Kaye
  • Adam Kaye
  • Jeffrey Y. Tsai


Interventional pain management is an emerging specialty that uses procedures to diagnose and treat chronic pain. Most of these procedures are performed percutaneously and carry a risk of bleeding [1]. Regional anesthesia similarly uses percutaneous injection techniques for surgery, perioperatively, and postoperative analgesia. Patients undergoing these treatments may be receiving exogenous anticoagulants or have impaired hemostasis.


Regional Anesthesia Bleeding Risk Epidural Catheterization Epidural Hematoma Neuraxial Anesthesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rinoo Shah
    • 1
  • Alan David Kaye
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Adam Kaye
    • 5
  • Jeffrey Y. Tsai
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyGuthrie ClinicHorseheadsUSA
  2. 2.Interventional Pain ManagementUniversity Hospital and Ochsner Kenner HospitalKennerUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Department of PharmacologyLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  5. 5.Department of Pharmacy Practice, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health SciencesUniversity of the PacificStocktonUSA
  6. 6.Medical School at Western U of Health Sciences2011 Western University of Health SciencesNew OrleansUSA

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