PCC Before Emergent LP

Although the true incidence of bleeding is unknown, there is likely an increased risk of spinal hematoma when performing a lumbar puncture (LP) in patients on vitamin K antagonists (eg, warfarin). A new study set out to determine the safety of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) when administered prior to emergent LP.

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Coming late summer 2016

Welcome to my new site. Stay tuned for the latest education in Emergency Medicine pharmacology and therapeutics.

The main goals of this site are:

  1. To provide succinct reviews of important new articles in emergency medicine drug therapy and clinical toxicology
  2. To announce new CAPSULES module releases
  3. To share handouts and lecture recordings from my local, regional, and national talks