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	Photo: older man in hospital bedOut-of-Hospital Triage of Older Adults With Head Injury: A Retrospective Study of the Effect of Adding "Anticoagulation or Antiplatelet Medication Use" as a Criterion

A recent article published in Annals of Emergency Medicine examines the affect anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications have on emergency department (ED) outcomes in older adult patients who arrive with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). As the population ages, older adults represent an increasing number of patients who are transported to EDs with TBIs – and many of them arrive having previously used anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications. Use of these medications have been associated with an increased risk of bleeding around or within the brain, and posttraumatic injury and death. Close evaluation is needed to identify, and if necessary, reverse the affects these drugs can have on patients experiencing significant bleeding after trauma.

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	Older Adult Falls: A Growing Burden. STEADI: Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries. 2014: 46M total older adults, 7M injuries, 29M falls. 2030: 74M total older adults, 12M injuries, 49M falls

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