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View Poll Results: What is the main factor that increases the risk of bleeding?
A history of hypertension 1 25.00%
Age 2 50.00%
alcohol excess 1 25.00%
antibiotics 0 0%
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Old October 15th, 2002, 13:34
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What is the main factor that increases the risk of bleeding?

"Age is the main factor that increases risk of bleeding." (p.829)

The authors note, however, that antibiotic usage in the preceding 4 weeks was the greatest risk factor for having an elevated INR of ~7, and this group of patients had an odds ratio for total bleeding events of 5.4 compared to those with stable INR's. (p. 830, bottom)
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