Variability of platelet aggregation in patients with clopidogrel treatment and hip fracture: A retrospective case-control study on 112 patients
Anna Clareus, Max Gordon, André Stark, Olof Sköldenberg, Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Clinical Sciences at Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, 18288 Stockholm, Sweden
Inga Fredriksson, Division of Anesthesiology, Department of Clinical Sciences at Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, 18288 Stockholm, Sweden
Håkan Wallén, Division of Cardiology, Department of Clinical Sciences at Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institute, 18288 Stockholm, Sweden
Author contributions: Clareus A collected data and wrote the manuscript; Fredriksson I interpreted the MEA analyses and wrote the manuscript; Wallén H initiated the study, interpreted the MEA analyses and wrote the manuscript; Stark A operated patients and wrote the manuscript; Gordon M operated patients, performed the statistical analysis and wrote the manuscript; Sköldenberg O initiated the study, performed the statistical analysis, operated patients, supervised Clareus A and wrote the manuscript.
Ethics approval: The study was granted ethical approval from the Ethics committee of the Karolinska institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Informed consent: According to the Ethical approval, no informed consent was necessary from individual patients since all data were gathered retrospectively from medcial records.
Conflict-of-interest: No competing interests declared.
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Correspondence to: Olof Sköldenberg, MD, PhD, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Associate professor, Department of Clinical Sciences at Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Solnavägen 1, 18288 Stockholm, Sweden. email@example.com
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Received: February 21, 2015
Peer-review started: February 22, 2015
First decision: March 20, 2015
Revised: April 14, 2015
Accepted: May 8, 2015
Article in press: May 11, 2015
Published online: June 18, 2015