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Wilderness Environ Med. 2013 Sep;24(3):257-66. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2012.12.002. Epub 2013 Apr 13.

Participation of iatrogenically coagulopathic patients in wilderness activities.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC. Electronic address: hawk@aya.yale.edu.

Abstract

An increasing number of patients routinely undergo long-term anticoagulation with warfarin or other pharmacological agents. There is little evidence and no consensus documents in the literature regarding the appropriateness and relative risk of their participation in wilderness activities. We present a case report, conduct an analysis of the limited literature that is available, and make recommendations for wilderness medicine practitioners and screening personnel.

KEYWORDS:

anticoagulation; coagulopathy; outdoor activities; outdoor sports; warfarin; wilderness activities

PMID:
23590929
DOI:
10.1016/j.wem.2012.12.002
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