This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, edited by Drs. Shahid Nimjee and Russell Lonser, will cover Coagulation and Hematology in Neurological Surgery. Topics include Biology of coagulation and coagulopathy; Evaluation of the coagulation in the neurosurgery patient; Genetics of hyper- and hypo-coagulable states; Anticoagulants: pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of action and indications; Use of antiplatelet agents in the neurosurgical patient; Common conditions requiring long-term anti-coagulation in the neurosurgical patient; Reversal of systemic and antiplatelet anticoagulants; Intraoperative blood and factor replacement neurosurgery; Management of Intraoperative coagulopathy; Deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in the neurosurgical patient; Postoperative anticoagulation after neurological surgery; Management of venous sinus thrombosis; Management of acute ischemic thrombosis; and Management of intracranial hemorrhage the anticoagulated patient.
By Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAHA, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
The Ohio State University Medical Center,
USA and Russell R. Lonser, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA