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Thitima Kongnakorn, Tereza Lanitis, Annemans Lieven, Lievens Annemans, Vincent Thijs, Sophie Marbaix
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Evidence indicates that vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and oral anticoagulant therapy are under-utilised for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), and patients who decline or cannot tolerate such treatment are often prescribed aspirin instead. Apixaban has been shown in the AVERROES trial to be superior to aspirin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism without significantly increasing the risk of major bleeding among patients with AF who are unsuitable for VKA therapy...
October 2014: Clinical Drug Investigation
Lieven Annemans
Lieven Annemans is a Full Professor of Health Economics at Ghent University and Brussels University (Belgium) and cofounder of the Interuniversity Centre for Health Economics Research. He is Past-President of the International Society for PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes Research, a member of the Flemish Council for Health and Wellbeing (advising the Minister of Health), and an external expert to the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, the Belgian health technology assessment body. He has 20 years experience in health-economic evaluations of pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, medical devices, diagnostics and preventive health actions in various medical areas...
November 2012: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Neree Claes, Karen Moeremans, Buntinx Frank, Arnout Jef, Vermylen Jos, Van Loon Herman, Annemans Lieven
OBJECTIVES: A clinical trial, "Belgian Improvement Study on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy (BISOAT)," significantly improved the quality after implementing four different quality-improving interventions in four randomly divided groups of general practitioners (GPs). The quality-improving interventions consisted of multifaceted education with or without feedback reports on their performance, international normalized ratio (INR) testing by the GP with a CoaguChek device or computer-assisted advice for adapting oral anticoagulation therapy...
November 2006: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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