Participation of iatrogenically coagulopathic patients in wilderness activities

Seth C. Hawkins, Michael J. Caudell, Thomas G. Deloughery, William Murray

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)257-266
    Number of pages10
    JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2013


    • anticoagulation
    • coagulopathy
    • outdoor activities
    • outdoor sports
    • warfarin
    • wilderness activities

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Emergency Medicine
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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