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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343849/oral-anticoagulant-therapy-for-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-review-of-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Mario Bo, Enrica Grisoglio, Enrico Brunetti, Yolanda Falcone, Niccolò Marchionni
Atrial fibrillation is more frequent in older patients, who have a higher risk of cardioembolic stroke and thromboembolism. Oral anticoagulant therapy is the standard of treatment for stroke prevention; however, under-prescription is still very common in older patients. The reasons underlying this phenomenon have not been systematically investigated, and true contraindications only partially account for it. An intimate skepticism on the real benefit-risk balance of oral anticoagulant therapy in the oldest patients seems to derive from the fact that most studies supporting it were conducted decades ago and included younger patients, with overall better functional and clinical status...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343293/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-considerations-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-ibrutinib-idelalisib-and-venetoclax
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REVIEW
Madeline Waldron, Allison Winter, Brian T Hill
Management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia has changed markedly over the last several years with the emergence of several novel oral agents targeting B-cell receptor and Bcl-2 signaling pathways. For patients requiring treatment, ibrutinib, idelalisib, and venetoclax offer unique clinical benefits with a different set of therapeutic considerations compared with traditional parenteral therapy. Despite the conveniences afforded by oral therapy, these agents also carry unique logistical obstacles. Drug interactions with agents that are metabolized via the cytochrome P450 3A4 pathway are possible with all three agents...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337705/the-effects-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-antioxidant-vitamins-on-atrial-oxidative-stress-nitrotyrosine-residues-and-connexins-following-extracorporeal-circulation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
#3
Felipe Petersen, Ramón Rodrigo, Manfred Richter, Sawa Kostin
Cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation is characterized by different degrees of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion, which is often associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). We have previously shown that a novel preventive therapy based on the reinforcement of the antioxidant system using omega-3 fatty acids plus antioxidant vitamin supplementation applied to patients undergoing cardiac surgery reduces POAF occurrence. We hypothesized that oxidative stress and nitrosative stress are involved in the development of an arrhythmogenic substrate by their effect on connexins (Cx40, Cx43 and Cx45) abundance and distribution pattern...
March 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335637/reversing-the-anticoagulation-effects-of-dabigatran
#4
William E Dager, Linda Banares
The standard of care for oral anticoagulation therapy has primarily been warfarin, which is limited by its indirect mechanism-of-action, variable kinetics, tolerability, and routine monitoring concerns. The direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have predictable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and improved safety and efficacy compared to warfarin for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and prevention or management of venous thromboembolism. Consequential bleeding is a concern with all anticoagulants...
March 24, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331354/utilization-and-prescribing-patterns-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#5
Maegan M Whitworth, Krystal K Haase, David S Fike, Ravindra M Bharadwaj, Rodney B Young, Eric J MacLaughlin
BACKGROUND: Scant literature exists evaluating utilization patterns for direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess DOAC prescribing in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in outpatient clinics. Secondary objectives were to compare utilization between family medicine (FM) and internal medicine (IM) clinics, characterize potentially inappropriate use, and identify factors associated with adverse events (AEs)...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328523/real-life-dabigatran-and-metabolite-concentrations-focused-on-inter-patient-variability-and-assay-differences-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#6
Kristel Boonen, Ellen Schmitz, Fleur Rozestraten, Dennis van den Heuvel, Luc Brunsveld, Pepijn van der Voort, Daan van de Kerkhof
BACKGROUND: Dabigatran is prescribed to increasing numbers of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Although routine monitoring is not considered to be useful, measuring drug concentrations can be clinically relevant in specific situations. The aim of this study was the comparison of different functional and non-functional assays for determination of dabigatran concentrations at different timepoints in a real-life patient population with AF. We focused on the differences between assays in identifying patients with low drug concentrations...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326589/risk-of-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-using-vitamin-k-antagonists-aspirin-or-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants
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Leo M Stolk, Frank de Vries, Chiel Ebbelaar, Anthonius de Boer, Tom Schalekamp, Patrick Souverein, Arina Ten Cate-Hoek, Andrea M Burden
AIM: Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become available for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Conflicting results have been published on the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with the use of DOACs in comparison with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the risk of AMI in patients with AF who are exposed to either VKAs, DOACs or low-dose (< 325 mg) aspirin. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study using data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (2008-2014)...
March 22, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323173/outcomes-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-intermittent-atrial-fibrillation-or-atrial-flutter-in-the-companion-trial
#8
Matthew M Kalscheur, Leslie A Saxon, Byron K Lee, Jonathan S Steinberg, Chaoqun Mei, Kevin A Buhr, David L DeMets, Michael R Bristow, Steven N Singh
BACKGROUND: Controlled clinical trial data are lacking for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure (HF) from reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) and intermittent atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF/AFL). OBJECTIVE: To describe CRT outcomes in patients with intermittent AF/AFL and advanced HF. METHODS: HF outcomes in patients from the COMPANION trial with NYHA Class III or IV HFrEF, LVEF ≤ 0...
March 17, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321237/management-and-risk-factor-control-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-elderly-versus-nonelderly-a-multicenter-registry
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Arintaya Phrommintikul, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Smonporn Boonyaratavej, Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn, Woraporn Tiyanon, Pakaphan Dinchuthai, Rapeephon Kunjara-Na-Ayudhya, Pyatat Tatsanavivat, Piyamitr Sritara
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death in elderly because aging is the important non-modifiable risk factors of atherosclerosis and also a predictor of poor outcomes. Underuse of guideline directed therapy may contribute to suboptimal risk factor control and worse outcomes in the elderly. We aimed to explore the management of CAD, risk factors control as well as goal attainment in elderly compared to nonelderly CAD patients. METHODS: The CORE-Thailand is an ongoing multicenter, prospective, observational registry of patients with high atherosclerotic risk in Thailand...
December 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317289/stroke-recurrence-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-concomitant-carotid-artery-stenosis-doubles-the-risk
#10
H Lehtola, K E J Airaksinen, P Hartikainen, J E K Hartikainen, A Palomäki, I Nuotio, A Ylitalo, T Kiviniemi, P Mustonen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and significant carotid artery stenosis (CAS) often coexist in patients with acute stroke but whether CAS affects the stroke recurrence rate in anticoagulated AF patients is largely unknown. The effect of concomitant CAS on both short- and long-term prognosis after stroke in patients with AF was evaluated. METHODS: The multicentre, retrospective FibStroke registry included AF patients with an ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) during 2003-2012...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302116/portals-design-of-an-innovative-approach-to-anticoagulation-management-through-ehealth
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E P W A Talboom-Kamp, N A Verdijk, I J S H Talboom, L M Harmans, M E Numans, N H Chavannes
BACKGROUND: For the monitoring of International Normalized Ratio (INR) values, venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atrial fibrillation (AF) patients can visit anticoagulation clinics, laboratories, or physicians for venous puncture. Point-of-care testing (POCT) made it possible for patients to monitor INR themselves (self-monitoring) and even self-adjust their medication dosage (self-dosage). Both skills are accepted as forms of self-management. eHealth applications can improve this self-management, resulting in better clinical outcomes...
March 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300870/effectiveness-and-safety-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-in-real-world-clinical-practice-a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-76-940-patients
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Xiaoyan Li, Steve Deitelzweig, Allison Keshishian, Melissa Hamilton, Ruslan Horblyuk, Kiran Gupta, Xuemei Luo, Jack Mardekian, Keith Friend, Anagha Nadkarni, Xianying Pan, Gregory Y H Lip
The ARISTOTLE trial showed a risk reduction of stroke/systemic embolism (SE) and major bleeding in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients treated with apixaban compared to warfarin. This retrospective study used four large US claims databases (MarketScan, PharMetrics, Optum, and Humana) of NVAF patients newly initiating apixaban or warfarin from January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2015. After 1:1 warfarin-apixaban propensity score matching (PSM) within each database, the resulting patient records were pooled...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296129/comparing-thrombin-generation-in-patients-with-hemophilia-a-and-patients-on-vitamin-k-antagonists
#13
M L Y de Koning, K Fischer, B de Laat, A Huisman, M Ninivaggi, R E G Schutgens
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether patients with hemophilia A with atrial fibrillation require treatment with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) to the same extent as the normal population. OBJECTIVE: To compare hemostatic potential in hemophilia patients and patients on VKA using thrombin generation (TG). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, TG, initiated with 1pM tissue factor, was measured in 133 patients with severe (FVIII <1%, n=15) and non-severe (FVIII 1-50%, n=118) hemophilia A, 97 patients on VKA with an international normalized ratio (INR) ≥1...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293797/comparative-risk-of-major-bleeding-with-new-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-and-phenprocoumon-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-post-marketing-surveillance-study
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Stefan H Hohnloser, Edin Basic, Michael Nabauer
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are at least as effective and safe as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). All pivotal trials have compared NOACs to warfarin. However, other VKAs are commonly used, for instance phenprocoumon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using a German claims database assessed the comparative risks of bleeding leading to hospitalization during therapy with NOACs and phenprocoumon in AF patients...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291892/association-of-preceding-antithrombotic-treatment-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-severity-and-in-hospital-outcomes-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#15
MULTICENTER STUDY
Ying Xian, Emily C O'Brien, Li Liang, Haolin Xu, Lee H Schwamm, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Eric E Smith, DaiWai M Olson, Lesley Maisch, Deidre Hannah, Brianna Lindholm, Barbara L Lytle, Michael J Pencina, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric D Peterson
Importance: Antithrombotic therapies are known to prevent stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but are often underused in community practice. Objectives: To examine the prevalence of patients with acute ischemic stroke with known history of AF who were not receiving guideline-recommended antithrombotic treatment before stroke and to determine the association of preceding antithrombotic therapy with stroke severity and in-hospital outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective observational study of 94 474 patients with acute ischemic stroke and known history of AF admitted from October 2012 through March 2015 to 1622 hospitals participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program...
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290837/-the-choice-of-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
N A Koziolova, E A Polyanskaya, I I Kolegova
The review shows the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), depending on the severity of the disease. Patients with non-valvular AF and CKD have a significantly increased risk of both bleeding and thromboembolic complications, and death from all causes. Evaluation of the results of randomized clinical trials (RCTs), meta-analyzes of RCTs demonstrated the advantages of the new oral anticoagulants (NOAC), such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, compared with warfarin in reducing the risk of bleeding in patients with AF and CKD in predialysis stage...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290558/-real-world-data-on-novel-oral-anticoagulants-the-added-value-of-registries-and-observational-studies-focus-on-apixaban
#17
Francesco Pelliccia, Gaetano Tanzilli, Michele Schiariti, Nicola Viceconte, Cesare Greco, Carlo Gaudio
Anticoagulant therapy has been used with great effect for decades for the prevention of stroke among patients with atrial fibrillation. In recent years, the therapeutic armamentarium has been strengthened considerably, with the addition of anticoagulants acting through novel pathways. The currently available novel agents are apixaban, rivaroxaban and dabigatran. These novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were approved for use on the basis of major clinical trials clearly demonstrating improved risk reductions compared to warfarin for stroke and/or major bleeding events...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287377/use-of-dabigatran-and-rivaroxaban-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-one-year-follow-up-experience-in-an-italian-centre
#18
Mario Schiavoni, Maurizio Margaglione, Antonella Coluccia
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) have been shown to be non-inferior to traditional vitamin K antagonists in preventing stroke and arterial thromboembolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Nevertheless, it is mandatory to record side effects and individual adherence to DOAC treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single-centre experience, patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation were prospectively observed after switching from a vitamin K antagonist to dabigatran or rivaroxaban...
January 31, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286749/factors-xi-and-xii-as-targets-for-new-anticoagulants
#19
REVIEW
Jeffrey I Weitz, James C Fredenburgh
Compared with vitamin K antagonists, the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are simpler to administer and are associated with less intracranial bleeding. Nonetheless, even with the DOACs, bleeding still occurs and many patients with atrial fibrillation fail to receive anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis because of the fear of bleeding. Therefore, there is an urgent need for safer anticoagulants. Recent investigations into the biochemistry of hemostasis and thrombosis have identified new targets for development of novel anticoagulants...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271292/prevalence-of-right-atrial-non-pulmonary-vein-triggers-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-treated-with-thyroid-hormone-replacement-therapy
#20
Ki-Hun Kim, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Prasant Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Eli Hamilton Morris, Pasquale Santangeli, Rong Bai, Amin Al-Ahmad, John David Burkhardt, Joseph G Gallinghouse, Rodney Horton, Javier E Sanchez, Shane Bailey, Patrick M Hranitzky, Jason Zagrodzky, Soo G Kim, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale
BACKGROUND: Thyroid hormone (TH) is known to enhance arrhythmogenicity, and high-normal thyroid function is related with an increased recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation. However, the impact of thyroid hormone replacement (THR) on AF ablation is not well known. METHODS: This study evaluated 1163 consecutive paroxysmal AF patients [160 (14%) on THR and 1003 (86%) without THR] undergoing their first catheter ablation. A total of 146 patients on THR and 146 controls were generated by propensity matching, based on calculated risk factor scores, using a logistic model (age, sex, body mass index, and left atrium size)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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