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Cerebral venous thrombosis: An experience with anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparin

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Author(s): Pillai Lalitha | Ambike Dhananjay | Nirhale Satish | Husainy S | Pataskar Satish

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 14;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Heparin | cerebral venous sinus thrombosis | low molecular weight heparin | oral contraceptive | homocysteine

ABSTRACT
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis [CVST] is often an infrequent cause of neurological dysfunction resulting in admissions in Intensive care units [ICU]. Because of its myriad presentation it may be under diagnosed. Unfractionated Heparin [UFH] has been advocated in treatment but needs frequent monitoring. We studied the clinical profile of patients of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, use of low molecular weight heparin [LMWH] with emphasis on safety in 64 patients of CVST.
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