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Antidepressants and the risk of abnormal bleeding during spinal surgery: a case–control study.

Authors
  • Sayadipour, Amirali
  • Mago, Rajnish
  • Kepler, Christopher K
  • Chambliss, R Bryan
  • Certa, Kenneth M
  • Vaccaro, Alexander R
  • Albert, Todd J
  • Anderson, D Greg
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Spine Journal
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2012
Volume
21
Issue
10
Pages
2070–2078
Identifiers
PMID: 22290783
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clinicians treating patients who are planning to undergo elective spinal surgery and are on an antidepressant medication should be aware of this potential effect and should consider tapering off the serotonergic antidepressant prior to surgery.

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