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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439617/-stroke-prophylaxis-in-atrial-fibrillation-when-how-and-for-whom
#1
T Maurer, C Sohns
In patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), modern antithrombotic therapy and anticoagulation strategies should be individualized based on shared decision making including patient preferences and the absolute and relative risks of stroke and bleeding. Estimation of the individual risk for stroke is still based on the CHA2DS2-VASc score. Based on the most recent guidelines for the management of AF, oral anticoagulation therapy should be considered for men with a CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥1 and women with a score ≥2, balancing the expected stroke reduction, risk of bleeding and patient preference...
April 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425296/medium-to-long-term-persistence-with-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-australian-experience
#2
Leon A Simons, Michael Ortiz, S Ben Freedman, Benjamin J Waterhouse, David Colquhoun
OBJECTIVE: Long-term anticoagulant therapy with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is essential to prevent thromboembolic complications, especially ischemic stroke. This study examines medium-term persistence in AF patients using a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant drug (NOAC). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We assessed national Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme records December 2013 through September 2016 for initial prescription of a NOAC in a 10% random sample of concessional patients...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424821/noacs-for-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-clinical-practice
#3
Sam Schulman, Daniel Singer, Walter Ageno, Ivan B Casella, Marc Desch, Samuel Z Goldhaber
Randomised controlled trials have provided important information on the efficacy and safety of the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), leading to registration and increasing use in clinical practice. Many questions remain to be answered, and observational studies are often more suitable for answering "real-world" questions than randomised controlled trials. Patient satisfaction, quality of life, and adherence and persistence in clinical practice with the drug regimen can only be assessed with an open-label design...
April 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423431/-treatment-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-change-in-oral-anticoagulation
#4
Thomas-Maria Helms, Dietrich Gulba, Ingo Ahrens, Andreas Schäfer, Johannes Hankowitz, Peter Kuhlencordt, Hans-Peter Lipp, Sigrid Nikol, Hanno Riess, Tom Stargardt, Peter Bramlage
With the recent approval of the fourth direct non vitamin K dependent oral anticoagulant (NOAC) edoxaban the range of available NOACs for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has expanded. Shortly thereafter, two updated guidelines for the prevention and treatment of VTE have been published. In these NOACs are listed as equal anticoagulants to low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH), or fondaparinux (FDX), and VKA for the initial or maintenance treatment of VTE. All NOACs are approved for the maintenance therapy after VTE and two NOACs (rivaroxaban and apixaban) for the initial treatment in addition in an increased dose...
April 19, 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416977/trends-in-physiological-coagulation-factors-in-japanese-patients-receiving-novel-oral-anticoagulants
#5
Tomoyuki Nagao, Hiroshi Hunakubo, Mayu Suzuki, Takashi Kataoka, Satoshi Okumura, Norihiro Shinoda, Ken Harada, Bunichi Kato, Masataka Kato, Nobuyuki Marui, Shinichi Sakai, Tetsuya Amano, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: Little is known about physiological anticoagulation effects via antithrombin III (AT III) and protein C/S (PC/PS) in patients using new oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS: We evaluated 120 consecutive patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving NOACs. Patients were randomly divided into three groups: a dabigatran group (DG, N=40), a rivaroxaban group (RG, N=40) or an apixaban group (AG, N=40). A warfarin group (WG, N=40) was matched with NOAC groups for age, sex and type of AF during the same time period...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416976/rationale-and-design-of-assaf-k-a-study-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-anticoagulant-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-kanagawa
#6
Yutaka Hatori, Hiroyuki Sakai, Tomoyuki Kunishima, Nobuo Hatori, Lin Chen, Tomoaki Ishigami, Naoki Satoh
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmias associated with substantially increased risks of ischemic stroke and thromboembolism. Oral anticoagulants (OACs) are the cornerstone of AF management and effectively prevent AF-related stroke. As new non-vitamin K antagonist OACs (NOACs) have become available, the landscape of stroke prevention in AF has changed. However, there are considerable gaps between daily clinical practice and current guideline-based recommendations for anticoagulant therapy in Japan...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413976/laboratory-monitoring-or-measurement-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-doacs-advantages-limitations-and-future-challenges
#7
Emmanuel J Favaloro, Leonardo Pasalic, Jennifer Curnow, Giuseppe Lippi
BACKGROUND: The Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) represent a new generation of antithrombotic agents, providing direct inhibition of either thrombin (factor IIa; FIIa) or activated factor X (FXa). Around the globe, their use is progressively rising, as these new agents replace the historical anticoagulants (heparin and vitamin K antagonists including warfarin) for various clinical conditions in medical practice. Other acronyms used to designate DOACs include TSOAC (target specific oral anticoagulants) and NOAC (novel; or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants)...
April 17, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412908/news-in-the-indications-of-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-according-to-the-guidelines-of-the-american-college-of-chest-physicians-2016
#8
Gabriela Cesarman Maus, Guillermo Jose Ruiz Argüelles
Antithrombotic guidelines published by the Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), are continuously updated as clinically relevant information accumulates. The Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines on antithrombotic therapy and prevention of thrombosis were published in 2012. This year, the topic that has been updated pertains to antithrombotic therapy, specifically addressing prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease. In this paper, I focus on these guidelines regarding the indications or lack thereof for the use of Non-vitamin K-antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACS), also referred to as Direct-acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOACS)...
April 13, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398384/-oac-and-noac-and-why-not-also-voac-considerations-on-the-terminology-and-acronyms-of-oral-anticoagulants
#9
Andrea Rubboli, Claudio Cuccia, Claudio Fresco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398381/-prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-treatment-eligibility-and-consumption-of-oral-anticoagulants-in-italian-local-health-authorities-impact-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#10
Felicita Andreotti, Daniela D'Angela, R Letizia Mancusi, Federico Spandonaro
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases significantly the risk of comorbidities and premature death. This paper aims to estimate: 1) the current prevalence of AF in Italy as a whole and within individual local health authorities (LHA); 2) the proportion of strongly eligible patients receiving oral anticoagulants; 3) the impact of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS: The prevalence of AF and the proportion of patients strongly eligible for anticoagulant treatment (defined by a CHADS2 score ≥2) were obtained by applying the results of a systematic literature search to the Italian population stratified by gender, age and LHA...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398379/-the-slow-acceptance-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-italy-a-critical-analysis-of-a-problem
#11
Giovanni Luca Botto, Claudio Cuccia, Edoardo Gronda, Federico Lombardi, Maurizio Lunati, Antonio Maggi, Ferdinando Maria Massari, Giuseppe Musumeci, Fabrizio Oliva, Luigi Oltrona Visconti, Cesare Proto, Enrico Pusineri, Walter Ageno
The introduction of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical practice has revolutionized the prevention and the therapeutic approaches to thromboembolic events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and represents with no doubts one of the most remarkable advances in the history of cardiovascular medicine over the last years. NOACs beyond a comparable efficacy with vitamin K antagonists allow to overcome the limitations of this last category of drugs owing to their less drug to drug interactions and a predictable anticoagulant effect that allows a fixed dose administration without the need for continuous monitoring...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398377/-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-efficacy-and-safety-data-from-the-real-world
#12
Letizia Riva, Giuseppe Di Pasquale
New oral anticoagulants (NOACs: dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban) proved to be at least non-inferior to warfarin in reducing thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. In addition, NOACs have been demonstrated to be safe and associated with a significant reduction in major and intracranial bleeding events. With the exception of apixaban, an increase in gastrointestinal bleedings has been observed, but as a whole NOACs have been shown to reduce mortality with rates similar to those of warfarin...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398375/-comparability-of-efficacy-and-safety-results-among-phase-iii-trials-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Giuseppe Patti, Paolo Colonna, Francesco Pelliccia, Vittorio Pengo, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Paolo Verdecchia
In this paper we demonstrate that among four phase III trials comparing warfarin and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) vs warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation there was heterogeneity in the thromboembolic and bleeding risk of the included populations, variability in the definitions of primary endpoints, especially for safety, and different criteria for reducing NOAC dosage according to renal function. Therefore, findings from these four studies are not directly comparable and it is incorrect to conduct comparative evaluations between various NOACs...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396988/the-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-and-extremes-of-body-weight-a-systematic-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Raffaele De Caterina, Gregory Y H Lip
The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) exert their anticoagulant effect closely related to their plasma concentrations. Since their distribution volume is related to body weight (and its correlates, i.e., surface area and body mass index, BMI), extremes in body weight may affect their efficacy or safety. Four NOACs are currently available for long-term use, with few exceptions, in atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism: the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran etexilate, and the factor (F) Xa inhibitors rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396914/-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-recommendations-from-the-working-group-heart-kidney-of-the-german-cardiac-society-and-the-german-society-of-nephrology
#15
G Schlieper, V Schwenger, A Remppis, T Keller, R Dechend, S Massberg, S Baldus, T Weinreich, G Hetzel, J Floege, F Mahfoud, D Fliser
Indications for anticoagulation are thromboembolic events, prosthetic heart valves, and atrial fibrillation with a corresponding risk score. Clinical trials have excluded patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and these data cannot be always generalized to patients with chronic kidney disease. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are mostly not recommended or are contraindicated in advanced stages of chronic kidney disease. Observational studies have shown that dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation do not profit from coumarin anticoagulants; prospective studies are lacking...
April 10, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390065/trends-in-the-prescription-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-uk-primary-care
#16
S Y Loo, S Dell'Aniello, L Huiart, C Renoux
AIMS: Novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) are alternatives to vitamin-K antagonists (VKA) for the prevention of thromboembolism. It is unclear how NOAC have been adopted in the UK since first introduced in 2008. This study was conducted to describe the trends in the prescription of NOAC, including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban. METHODS: Using the UK's Clinical Practice Research Datalink, the rates of new users of NOAC and VKA from 2009 to 2015 were calculated with Poisson regression...
April 7, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381513/outcome-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-associated-with-different-oral-anticoagulants
#17
Duncan Wilson, David J Seiffge, Christopher Traenka, Ghazala Basir, Jan C Purrucker, Timolaos Rizos, Oluwaseun A Sobowale, Hanne Sallinen, Shin-Joe Yeh, Teddy Y Wu, Marc Ferrigno, Rik Houben, Floris H B M Schreuder, Luke A Perry, Jun Tanaka, Marion Boulanger, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Hans R Jäger, Gareth Ambler, Clare Shakeshaft, Yusuke Yakushiji, Philip M C Choi, Julie Staals, Charlotte Cordonnier, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Roland Veltkamp, Dar Dowlatshahi, Stefan T Engelter, Adrian R Parry-Jones, Atte Meretoja, David J Werring
OBJECTIVE: In an international collaborative multicenter pooled analysis, we compared mortality, functional outcome, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) volume, and hematoma expansion (HE) between non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation-related ICH (NOAC-ICH) and vitamin K antagonist-associated ICH (VKA-ICH). METHODS: We compared all-cause mortality within 90 days for NOAC-ICH and VKA-ICH using a Cox proportional hazards model adjusted for age; sex; baseline Glasgow Coma Scale score, ICH location, and log volume; intraventricular hemorrhage volume; and intracranial surgery...
April 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375428/choosing-between-a-noac-or-a-vitamin-k-antagonist-an-approach-based-on-risk-stratification
#18
Anthony DeMaria, Bruno Cotter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373761/gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-on-novel-oral-anticoagulants-risk-prevention-and-management
#19
REVIEW
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai K Leung
Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), which include direct thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) and direct factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban), are gaining popularity in the prevention of embolic stroke in non-valvular atrial fibrillation as well as in the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. However, similar to traditional anticoagulants, NOACs have the side effects of bleeding, including gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Results from both randomized clinical trials and observations studies suggest that high-dose dabigatran (150 mg b...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364736/bleeding-complications-and-management-on-anticoagulant-therapy
#20
Sam Schulman
Patients treated with anticoagulants have an unavoidable risk of bleeding complications. There are, for all oral anticoagulants, several potential options for management of major bleeding. The first action is to assess the causative role of the anticoagulant in the current bleeding. Supportive measures have been assessed in several post hoc analyses of the phase III pivotal trials with the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Those results will be reviewed here together with emerging data on the efficacy and safety of the specific antidotes idarucizumab (for dabigatran) and andexanet-α (for factor Xa inhibitors)...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
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