Here is an example why irreversible anticoagulants like Xeralto are bad for your health. Basically you are trading your life for the convenience of its use instead of reversible alternatives. If things happen to you that you think will never happen, our hands are tied when we need to save your life. We cant have you bleed to death on the operating table. The fine print on the package insert says you could die. Here is a patient who fell at home because of this large neoplasm in the cerebellum causing obstructive hydrocephalus. These affect balance. As a result of the fall there is a subdural hematoma. I can't take the patient to surgery to remove the tumor because she is anticoagulated with this irreversible agent so we have to wait a day. I think it will be ok in this circumstance, but if that subduural was bigger and the patient deteriorating needing an emergency operation, she would likely end up DEAD due to the unfortunate necessity to wait until the medication wore off.
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Congrats to all of those getting their white coat this week! It seems like just yesterday I was getting my white coat. Even though medical school is very challenging, it is so rewarding. I wish all of you the best journey and I hope you discover as much about yourselves as I have!
Did you know that the more space there is in between your vertebrae the more your spine will bend... and the other way around - less space, less bend. Doesn't matter how it looks what matters that it feels damn good! @health101