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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639463/adverse-drug-reactions-and-cutaneous-manifestations-associated-with-anticoagulation
#1
Trang T Vu, Melinda Gooderham
Anticoagulants are amongst the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide. Although rare, localised and systemic drug reactions have been reported with anticoagulants that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Some of the first signs of drug reactions to anticoagulants are cutaneous changes that, when recognised early, can prevent significant complications. Dermatologists should be aware of these changes to make an early and accurate diagnosis. This is particularly important in instances of skin-induced necrosis caused by systemic toxicity to anticoagulants...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635328/dietary-implications-for-patients-receiving-long-term-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-thromboembolic-disease
#2
Emmanouela Kampouraki, Farhad Kamali
The effectiveness of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin (a vitamin K antagonist) in the treatment of thromboembolic disease, including stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation is well recognised. However, warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window and an unpredictable anticoagulation response, which make it difficult to achieve and maintain optimal anticoagulation. Various dietary factors, including sudden changes in eating patterns, can significantly alter anticoagulation control, thereby potentially exposing patients to the risk of bleeding or thromboembolic complications...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604566/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-peri-endoscopic-period
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Michael Genualdi, William H Frishman
Millions of patients in the United States are currently prescribed some form of anticoagulation therapy. Recently, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), including direct thrombin inhibitors and direct factor Xa inhibitors, have begun to replace warfarin as the drugs of choice for anticoagulation. As the use of these medications becomes more widespread, it is increasingly important for gastroenterologists to understand the risks associated with performing endoscopic procedures on patients who are taking NOACs. In this review, we provide an overview of the NOACs, as well as current guidelines from international societies regarding the management of patients scheduled to undergo endoscopic procedures who are prescribed these medications...
April 6, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598864/advances-in-vascular-thiol-isomerase-function
#4
Robert Flaumenhaft
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review will provide an overview of several recent advances in the field of vascular thiol isomerase function. RECENT FINDINGS: The initial observation that protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) functions in thrombus formation occurred approximately a decade ago. At the time, there was little understanding regarding how PDI or other vascular thiol isomerases contribute to thrombosis. Although this problem is far from solved, the past few years have seen substantial progress in several areas that will be reviewed in this article...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585903/dabigatran-following-acute-transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-stroke-ii-datas-ii
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Kuan H Ng, Mukul Sharma, Oscar Benavente, Laura Gioia, Thalia S Field, Michael D Hill, Shelagh B Coutts, Kenneth Butcher
Rationale Patients with transient ischemic attack or minor stroke are at high risk of early recurrent cerebrovascular events. Anticoagulation with heparin or warfarin acutely after ischemic stroke is at least as efficacious as aspirin for preventing recurrent events but is associated with an increased risk of clinical worsening due to hemorrhagic transformation. Aim and hypothesis We aim to demonstrate the safety of early anticoagulation with dabigatran, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, in acute cerebrovascular syndrome patients...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585189/modulatory-role-of-nurr1-activation-and-thrombin-inhibition-in-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-dabigatran-etexilate-in-rotenone-induced-parkinson-s-disease-in-rats
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Esraa A Kandil, Rabab H Sayed, Lamiaa A Ahmed, Mai A Abd El Fattah, Bahia M El-Sayeh
Recently, it has been shown that both decreased nuclear receptor-related 1 (Nurr1) expression and thrombin accumulation are involved in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). The new anticoagulant dabigatran etexilate (DE) is a direct thrombin inhibitor that owns benzimidazole group, which has been proposed to activate Nurr1. In the present study, we examined the neuroprotective effects of DE in rotenone model of PD. Rotenone was injected subcutaneously at a dose of 1.5 mg/kg every other day for 21 days...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581331/exploring-indications-for-the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-the-associated-risks-of-major-bleeding
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Truman J Milling, Jennifer Frontera
Thrombosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Arterial and venous thromboses are implicated in the pathogenesis of major disorders, including myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and venous thromboembolism. Over the past decade, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (eg, direct thrombin inhibitor and factor Xa [FXa] inhibitors) have been adopted as alternatives to warfarin due to their clinical advantages and efficacy for the treatment of thrombosis. As with all anticoagulants, treatment with DOACs is associated with a risk of major bleeding, including life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeds and intracranial hemorrhages (ICHs)...
April 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580515/dabigatran-reduces-thrombin-induced-platelet-aggregation-and-activation-in-a-dose-dependent-manner
#8
Pernille Just Vinholt, Christian Nielsen, Anna Cecilia Söderström, Axel Brandes, Mads Nybo
Dabigatran is an oral anticoagulant and a reversible inhibitor of thrombin. Further, dabigatran might affect platelet function through a direct effect on platelet thrombin receptors. The aim was to investigate the effect of dabigatran on platelet activation and platelet aggregation. Healthy donor blood was incubated with dabigatran 0, 50, 500 ng/mL, corresponding to the therapeutic range of dabigatran peak plasma concentrations, and 10,000 ng/mL comprising a supra-therapeutic dabigatran plasma level. Platelet aggregation was tested with 96-well aggregometry...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549534/dabigatran-reversal-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-liver-disease%C3%A2-and-acute-kidney-injury
#9
James E Novak, Khalid Alamiri, Jerry Yee
Dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor and one of the new class of direct oral anticoagulants, is increasingly used in preference to warfarin because of its efficacy and ease of administration. However, because the drug is cleared by the kidneys, it can accumulate in plasma and increase the risk for bleeding in patients with decreased kidney function. We report a patient with end-stage liver disease who developed life-threatening hemorrhage and acute kidney injury while taking dabigatran, 150mg, twice daily...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525532/the-effects-of-indirect-and-direct-acting-anticoagulants-on-lupus-anticoagulant-assays-a-large-retrospective-study-at-a-coagulation-reference-laboratory
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Jansen N Seheult, Michael P Meyer, Franklin A Bontempo, Irina Chibisov
Objectives: To investigate the effects of indirect- and direct-acting anticoagulants on the interpretation of lupus anticoagulant (LAC) assays. Methods: A retrospective database review was performed to identify all LAC panels from November 2012 to November 2015. The positivity rates for three LAC tests were compared among various anticoagulant medications. Results: This analysis included 7,721 LAC panels. Direct oral anticoagulants, warfarin, and unfractionated heparin (UFH) were associated with higher LAC positivity rates compared with patients not receiving documented anticoagulation (83% for argatroban, 58% for dabigatran, 72% for rivaroxaban, 53% for apixaban, 56% for warfarin, and 36% for UFH vs 29% for no anticoagulation, P < ...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509761/dabigatran-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-from-clinical-trials-to-real-life-experience
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Nicola Mumoli, Daniela Mastroiacovo, Eleonora Tamborini-Permunian, Josè Vitale, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Marco Cei, Francesco Dentali
: Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in over-midlife patients. In addition to systolic heart failure, cerebral thromboembolism represents the most dramatic complication of this rhythm disorder, contributing to morbidity and mortality. Traditionally, anticoagulation has been considered the main strategy in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation patients and vitamin K-dependent antagonists have been widely used in clinical practice. Recently, the development of direct oral anticoagulants has certainly improved the management of this disease, providing, for the first time, the opportunity to go beyond vitamin K-dependent antagonists limits...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503126/in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-measurement-of-prophylactic-dabigatran-concentrations-with-a-new-ecarin-based-thromboelastometry-test
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Mareike Kristina Körber, Elisabeth Langer, Martin Köhr, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Wolfgang Korte, Christian von Heymann
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of oral anticoagulants has been approved, including dabigatran etexilate (DE). DE is a direct thrombin inhibitor that requires no routine monitoring, but, if necessary (e.g. urgent surgery etc.), the diluted thrombin time measured with Hemoclot® has shown reliable results. So far, no point-of-care (PoC) assay is available to measure DE effects. The EcaTEM assay uses ecarin to initiate the coagulation cascade at the step of thrombin generation and measures the clotting time (CT) by thromboelastometry...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493056/non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-special-populations-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Arnaud Bisson, Denis Angoulvant, Raphael Philippart, Nicolas Clementy, Dominique Babuty, Laurent Fauchier
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke or systemic embolism compared with normal sinus rhythm. These strokes may efficiently be prevented in patients with risk factors using oral anticoagulant therapy, with either vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) (i.e., direct thrombin inhibitors or direct factor Xa inhibitors). Owing to their specific risk profiles, some AF populations may have increased risks of both thromboembolic and bleeding events...
May 10, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491164/spinal-subarachnoid-and-subdural-hematoma-presenting-as-a-brown-s%C3%A3-quard-like-myelopathy-following-minor-trauma-in-a-patient-on-dabigatran-etexilate
#14
Allen R Wolfe, Raihan M Faroqui, George A Visvikis, Michael T Mantello, Allan B Perel, Sanjit O Tewari
Dabigatran etexilate is a relatively new anticoagulant from the class of direct thrombin inhibitors which is administered orally and does not require routine blood work monitoring. Dabigatran may be attractive to both clinicians and patients because of both its convenience and efficacy; however, clinical complications are still being elucidated. Here, we present a previously unreported case of spinal subarachnoid and subdural hematoma presenting as a Brown-Séquard-like myelopathy in a patient after minor trauma in the setting of Dabigatran anticoagulation...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479184/systemic-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-dabigatran-etexilate-reversal-with-idarucizumab-a-case-report
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Derya Tireli, Jun He, Mette Maria Nordling, Troels Wienecke
INTRODUCTION: Idarucizumab is a reversal agent for dabigatran etexilate. By reversing the anticoagulating effect of dabigatran etexilate with idarucizumab (Praxbind), patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke can now be eligible for thrombolysis. PATIENT: We describe our experience with idarucizumab in a 71-year-old male patient pretreated with dabigatran etexilate. The patient arrived with a hemiparesis, central facial palsy, and dysarthria. METHOD: Dabigatran etexilate was antagonized with idarucizumab, approximately 2...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471371/the-reversal-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-animal-models
#16
Markus Honickel, Necib Akman, Oliver Grottke
Several direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), including direct thrombin and factor Xa inhibitors, have been approved as alternatives to vitamin K antagonist (VKA) anticoagulants. As with any anticoagulant, DOAC use carries a risk of bleeding. In patients with major bleeding or needing urgent surgery, reversal of DOAC anticoagulation may be required, presenting a clinical challenge. The optimal strategy for DOAC reversal is being refined, and may include use of hemostatic agents such as prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs; a source of concentrated clotting factors), or DOAC-specific antidotes (which bind their target DOAC to abrogate its activity)...
April 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467656/direct-oral-anticoagulants-vs-enoxaparin-for-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-following-orthopedic-surgery-a-dose-response-meta-analysis
#17
R A Boyd, L DiCarlo, J W Mandema
We carried out a dose-response model-based meta-analysis to assess venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding with factor Xa (FXa) inhibitors (apixaban, edoxaban, rivaroxaban) and a thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) compared with European (EU) (40 mg q.d.) and North American (NA) (30 mg Q12H) dose regimens of a low molecular weight heparin (enoxaparin) following orthopedic surgery. Statistically significant differences in both VTE and bleeding outcomes were found between the NA and EU doses of enoxaparin, with odds ratios (95% confidence interval) for the NA vs...
May 3, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447415/the-danger-of-relying-on-the-aptt-and-pt-in-patients-on-doac-therapy-a-potential-patient-safety-issue
#18
REVIEW
D M Adcock, R C Gosselin
Prolongation of the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) correlates poorly with plasma concentrations of direct oral anticoagulant agents (DOACS) including direct thrombin and direct Xa inhibitors. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that patients can have normal APTT and PT/INR with a therapeutic plasma concentration of a DOAC. Clinicians can no longer rely on a normal APTT and PT to determine that an anticoagulated patient is safe to undergo an invasive procedure...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440204/apixaban-metabolism-pharmacologic-properties-and-drug-interaction
#19
Peter Kubisz, Lucia Stanciakova, Miroslava Dobrotova, Matej Samos, Marian Mokan, Jan Stasko
BACKGROUND: Apixaban is an oral, potent, highly selective, reversible and direct inhibitor of activated coagulation factor X, that is the end point of the intrinsic and extrinsic coagulation pathway. Additionally, apixaban has the capacity to indirectly inhibit thrombin-induced platelet aggregation. This new oral anticoagulant represents an immediate-release form of peroral drug with quick dissolution, linear pharmacokinetics, good bioavailability and rapid onset and offset of action...
April 24, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439702/a-comparison-of-apixaban-and-dabigatran-etexilate-for-thromboprophylaxis-following-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery
#20
Adriane Mayer, Philipp Schuster, Bernd Fink
INTRODUCTION: Patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery are exposed to a high risk of developing a post-operative venous thromboembolus and so have a need for an effective, medication-based, thrombosis prophylaxis. New orally active anticoagulants have been available for a few years now. These specific substances directly block either thrombin (e.g., dabigatran etexilate) or Factor Xa (e.g., apixaban). It is not clear whether there are any efficacy differences between these two substances because there have never been any head-to-head studies carried out...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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