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Paul A Gurbel, Kevin P Bliden, Rahul Chaudhary, Jeff Patrick, Fang Liu, Gailing Chen, Christopher McLeod, Udaya S Tantry
High platelet reactivity and high platelet turnover have been implicated in incomplete platelet inhibition during immediate-release acetylsalicylic acid therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). An extended-release acetylsalicylic acid (ER-ASA; Durlaza) formulation was developed to provide 24-hour antithrombotic effects with once-daily dosing. The objective of the study was to evaluate the antiplatelet effects of ER-ASA in patients with DM. In this open-label, single-center study, patients with DM (n = 40) and multiple cardiovascular risk factors received ER-ASA 162...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Kevin P Bliden, Udaya S Tantry, Rahul Chaudhary, Seunghwan Byun, Paul A Gurbel
INTRODUCTION: Aspirin has been the bedrock of antiplatelet treatment strategies for the secondary prevention of recurrent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events for the last 3 decades. The limitations of standard aspirin therapy include bleeding, gastrotoxicity, and loss of antiplatelet effect over a 24-hour period in selected high-risk patients. An extended-release (ER) aspirin formulation, Durlaza® (New Haven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., North Haven, CT), has been developed to address some of the latter limitations and may provide an alternative to standard aspirin in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
July 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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January 18, 2016: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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