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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330715/case-series-analysis-of-new-zealand-reports-of-rapid-intense-potentiation-of-warfarin-by-roxithromycin
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Ruth L Savage, Michael V Tatley
INTRODUCTION: We undertook an analysis of all the reports to the New Zealand Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring of a roxithromycin/warfarin interaction after two recent reports described intense rapid warfarin potentiation. The interaction was first published in 1995. Cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibition has been the proposed mechanism but has limited biologic plausibility. There are suggestions that the clinical significance of the interaction may be increased by severe illness, polypharmacy, renal dysfunction, older age and increased warfarin sensitivity...
January 12, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325634/relationship-of-aging-and-incident%C3%A2-comorbidities-to-stroke-risk-in-patients%C3%A2-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tze-Fan Chao, Gregory Y H Lip, Chia-Jen Liu, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Jo-Nan Liao, Fa-Po Chung, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: When assessing ischemic stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the CHA2DS2-VASc score is calculated based on the baseline risk factors, and the outcomes are determined after a follow-up period. However, the stroke risk in patients with AF does not remain static, and with time, patients get older and accumulate more comorbidities. OBJECTIVES: This study hypothesized that the "Delta CHA2DS2-VASc score," which reflects the change in score between baseline and follow-up, would be more predictive of ischemic stroke compared with the baseline CHA2DS2-VASc score...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325349/-introduction-and-interpretation-of-guidelines-on-thromboprophylaxis-in-the-perioperative-period-of-urological-surgery
#3
X Wang, Z Y Liu
Venous thromboembolism had drawn great attention of global experts, as it is the third leading cause of cardiovascular-associated death, ranking after coronary heart disease and stroke. Numerous health care organizations had introduced guidelines for thromboprophylaxis during the perioperative period in their own fields. The paper reviewed the available guidelines pertaining to urological surgery from America Urological Association, American College of Chest Physicians and European Association of Urology. Compared with the first two guidelines, the European Association of Urology guideline is a milestone which recommended the most detailed prophylactic measures for the procedure-specific and patient-specific according to the evidence-based medicine...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319249/stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-which-is-the-best-balanced-in-efficacy-and-safety-as-a-thromboprophylactic
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Viraj Suvarna
Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) has reached an exciting phase with a plethora of newer, potentially more efficacious and safer agents being introduced for physicians to select from. Dabigatran belongs to a class of anticoagulants called direct thrombin inhibitors, while rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban are direct Factor Xa inhibitors. Purely from a therapeutic endpoint perspective-based on the action of anticoagulants in reducing cardioembolic stroke-in clinical trials, one should look at whether a new anticoagulant in patients with AF prevents ischemic stroke...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317453/targeting-anticoagulant-protein-s-to-improve-hemostasis-in-hemophilia
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Raja Prince, Luca Bologna, Mirko Manetti, Daniela Melchiorre, Irene Rosa, Natacha Dewarrat, Silvia Suardi, Poorya Amini, José A Fernández, Laurent Burnier, Claudia Quarroz, Maria Desiré Reina Caro, Yasuhiro Matsumura, Johanna A Kremer Hovinga, John H Griffin, Hans-Uwe Simon, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, François Saller, Sara Calzavarini, Anne Angelillo-Scherrer
Improved treatments are needed for hemophilia A and B, bleeding disorders affecting 400,000 people worldwide. We investigated whether targeting protein S could promote hemostasis in hemophilia by re-balancing coagulation. Protein S is an anticoagulant acting as cofactor for activated protein C and tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI). This dual role makes PS a key regulator of thrombin generation. Here, we report that targeting protein S rebalances coagulation in hemophilia. Protein S gene targeting in hemophilic mice protected them against bleeding, especially when intra-articular...
January 9, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314216/association-of-prothrombin-complex-concentrates-administration-and-hematoma-enlargement-in-noac-related-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Stefan T Gerner, Joji B Kuramatsu, Jochen A Sembill, Maximilian I Sprügel, Matthias Endres, Karl Georg Haeusler, Peter Vajkoczy, Peter A Ringleb, Jan Purrucker, Timolaos Rizos, Frank Erbguth, Peter D Schellinger, Gereon R Fink, Henning Stetefeld, Hauke Schneider, Hermann Neugebauer, Joachim Röther, Joseph Claßen, Dominik Michalski, Arnd Dörfler, Stefan Schwab, Hagen B Huttner
OBJECTIVE: To investigate parameters associated with hematoma enlargement in non-vitamin-K-antagonist-anticoagulant(NOAC)-related intracerebral hemorrhage(ICH). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including individual patient data of 190 patients with NOAC-associated ICH over a 5-year-period(2011-2015) at 19 Departments of Neurology across Germany. Primary outcome was the association of PCC-administration with hematoma enlargement. Subanalyses were calculated for blood-pressure management and its association with the primary outcome...
January 3, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310357/risk-profile-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-venous-thromboembolism-attended-in-spanish-emergency-departments-the-espheria-registry
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Sonia Jimenez, Pedro Ruiz-Artacho, Marta Merlo, Coral Suero, Albert Antolin, José Ramón Casal, Marta Sanchez, Alejandra Ortega-Duarte, Mar Genis, Pascual Piñera
The objective of this study was to determine the clinical profile of and diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Spanish Emergency Departments (EDs). Risk factors, adherence to clinical practice guidelines, and outcomes were also evaluated.Patients with VTE diagnosed in 53 Spanish EDs were prospectively and consecutively included. Demographic data, comorbidities, risk factors for VTE, index event characteristics, hemorrhagic risk, and mortality were evaluated. Adherence to clinical practice guidelines was assessed based on clinical probability scales, requests for determination of D-dimer, use of anticoagulant treatment before confirmation of diagnosis, and assessment of bleeding and prognostic risk...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307469/overview-of-vte-treatment-in-cancer-according-to-clinical-guidelines
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Agnes Y Y Lee
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are available to provide guidance to clinicians in managing patients living with cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE). While most are developed using rigorous methods and grounded by systematic reviews of the literature, their recommendations do differ because of differences in their grading criteria and interpretation of the data. This can be confusing to practicing clinicians. Also, guidelines are often out of date and cannot keep pace with publications because of the lengthy processes and extensive resources required for completion...
January 3, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306484/meta-analysis-comparing-patent-foramen-ovale-closure-versus-medical-therapy-to-prevent-recurrent-cryptogenic-stroke
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Tomo Ando, Anthony A Holmes, Mohit Pahuja, Arshad Javed, Alenxandros Briasoulis, Tesfaye Telila, Hisato Takagi, Theodore Schreiber, Luis Afonso, Cindy L Grines, Sripal Bangalore
New evidence suggests that closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) plus medical therapy (MT; antiplatelet or anticoagulation) is superior to MT alone to prevent recurrent cryptogenic stroke. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared PFO closure plus MT with MT alone in patients with cryptogenic stroke. The efficacy end points were recurrent stroke, transient ischemia attack, and death. The safety end points were major bleeding and newly detected atrial fibrillation. Trials were pooled using random effects and fixed effects models...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304263/the-prevalence-of-adverse-ocular-hemorrhagic-events-in-patients-utilizing-oral-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-therapy-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Dattanand M Sudarshana, Eleni K Konstantinou, Sruthi Arepalli, Fabiana Q Silva, Andrew P Schachat, Justis P Ehlers, Rishi P Singh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Previous literature assessing ocular hemorrhagic complications of anticoagulant/antiplatelet medications in routine clinical practice is limited. This study evaluates the prevalence of spontaneous ocular hemorrhagic events associated with anticoagulation/antiplatelet therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to identify patients taking anticoagulants (rivaroxaban [Xarelto; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Beerse, Belgium], bivalirudin [Angiomax; The Medicines Company, Parsippany, NJ], lepirudin [Refludan; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Berlin, Germany], dabigatran [Pradaxa; Boehringer Ingelheim, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany], and argatroban) and antiplatelet agents (clopidogrel [Plavix; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York City, NY], prasugrel [Effient; Lilly Medical, Indianapolis, IN], and ticagrelor [Brilinta; AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK]) who presented for an eye examination...
January 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301756/outcomes-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-newly-recommended-for-oral-anticoagulation-under-the-2014-american-heart-association-american-college-of-cardiology-heart-rhythm-society-guideline
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Matthew P Gray, Samir Saba, Yuting Zhang, Inmaculada Hernandez
BACKGROUND: In March 2014, the American Heart Association updated their guidelines for the management of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in atrial fibrillation, recommending OAC for all patients with CHA2DS2-VASc ≥2. Previously, only patients with CHADS2 ≥2 were recommended for anticoagulation. This study compared effectiveness and safety outcomes of OAC among patients who would receive OAC using the 2014 guidelines but not the 2011 guidelines. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using claims data from a 5% sample of 2013-2014 Medicare beneficiaries, we identified patients with initially diagnosed atrial fibrillation between 2013 and 2014 and selected those who would receive OAC under the 2014 guidelines but not the 2011 guidelines (those with CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2 or CHADS2 score <2)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300976/integrating-new-approaches-to-atrial-fibrillation-management-the-6th-afnet-ehra-consensus-conference
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Dipak Kotecha, Günter Breithardt, A John Camm, Gregory Y H Lip, Ulrich Schotten, Anders Ahlsson, David Arnar, Dan Atar, Angelo Auricchio, Jeroen Bax, Stefano Benussi, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist, Martin Borggrefe, Giuseppe Boriani, Axel Brandes, Hugh Calkins, Barbara Casadei, Manuel Castellá, Winnie Chua, Harry Crijns, Dobromir Dobrev, Larissa Fabritz, Martin Feuring, Ben Freedman, Andrea Gerth, Andreas Goette, Eduard Guasch, Doreen Haase, Stephane Hatem, Karl Georg Haeusler, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Craig Hunter, Stefan Kääb, Stefanie Kespohl, Ulf Landmesser, Deirdre A Lane, Thorsten Lewalter, Lluís Mont, Michael Nabauer, Jens C Nielsen, Michael Oeff, Jonas Oldgren, Ali Oto, Laurent Pison, Tatjana Potpara, Ursula Ravens, Isabelle Richard-Lordereau, Michiel Rienstra, Irina Savelieva, Renate Schnabel, Moritz F Sinner, Philipp Sommer, Sakis Themistoclakis, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Panagiotis E Vardas, Atul Verma, Reza Wakili, Evelyn Weber, David Werring, Stephan Willems, André Ziegler, Gerhard Hindricks, Paulus Kirchhof
There are major challenges ahead for clinicians treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The population with AF is expected to expand considerably and yet, apart from anticoagulation, therapies used in AF have not been shown to consistently impact on mortality or reduce adverse cardiovascular events. New approaches to AF management, including the use of novel technologies and structured, integrated care, have the potential to enhance clinical phenotyping or result in better treatment selection and stratified therapy...
January 2, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300883/left-atrial-function-to-identify-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-at-high-risk-of-stroke-new-insights-from-a-large-registry
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Melissa Leung, Philippe J van Rosendael, Rachid Abou, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Dominic Y Leung, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for ischaemic stroke. The CHA2DS2-VASc is the most widely used risk stratification model; however, echocardiographic refinement may be useful, particularly in low risk AF patients. The present study examined the association between advanced echocardiographic parameters and ischaemic stroke, independent of CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: One thousand, three hundred and sixty-one patients (mean age 65±12 years, 74% males) with first diagnosis of AF and baseline transthoracic echocardiogram were followed by chart review for the occurrence of stroke over a mean of 7...
December 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299960/closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-in-cryptogenic-stroke-has-the-story-come-to-an-end
#14
Jean-Louis Mas, Gilles Chatellier
Contrasting with three randomized trials that failed to show any superiority of patent foramen ovale closure over antithrombotic therapy, two trials recently reported lower rates of stroke recurrence among patients assigned to patent foramen ovale closure than among those assigned to antiplatelet therapy. In addition, one of the initially negative trials concluded in favor of patent foramen ovale closure after an extended follow-up period. A better selection of patients, the use of reference treatment groups that included patients who received antiplatelet therapy alone (rather than antiplatelet drugs or oral anticoagulants, according to physician preference), and a longer follow-up of patients, may explain the divergent findings across studies...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296881/recurrent-thrombosis-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-arterial-thrombosis-on-antithrombotic-therapy
#15
William G Jackson, Clara Oromendia, Ozan Unlu, Doruk Erkan, Maria T DeSancho
Management for patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and arterial thrombosis is controversial. There are no prospective data demonstrating the superiority of high- or moderate-intensity anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists over antiplatelet agents. Using 2 antiphospholipid antibody databases (single center [New York Presbyterian Hospital] and multicenter [Antiphospholipid Syndrome Alliance for Clinical Trials and International Networking]), we retrospectively collected demographic and clinical data of patients with APS and arterial thrombosis...
November 28, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288262/rate-or-rhythm-control-of-atrial-fibrillation-pearls-for-the-internist
#16
Weiting Huang, Felix Yj Keng, Chi Keong Ching
Atrial fibrillation is an epidemic in Asia that is increasingly prevalent. Apart from stroke risk stratification and management of anticoagulation, physicians managing this group of patients also need to determine an optimal strategy in terms of rate or rhythm control. With new techniques of catheter ablation to maintain patients in sinus rhythm, patients with atrial fibrillation now have more options for treatment, on top of pharmacological methods. This paper aims to review the current evidence for rate and rhythm control in both general patients and subgroups of interest commonly encountered in clinical practices such as obesity, heart failure and thyroid disease...
November 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285754/oral-anticoagulation-in-people-with-cancer-who-have-no-therapeutic-or-prophylactic-indication-for-anticoagulation
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REVIEW
Lara A Kahale, Maram B Hakoum, Ibrahim G Tsolakian, Charbel F Matar, Maddalena Barba, Victor E D Yosuico, Irene Terrenato, Francesca Sperati, Holger Schünemann, Elie A Akl
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulants may improve the survival of people with cancer through both an antitumor effect and antithrombotic effect, yet increase the risk of bleeding. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral anticoagulants in ambulatory people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy, but otherwise have no standard therapeutic or prophylactic indication for anticoagulation. SEARCH METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive literature search in February 2016 that included a major electronic search of Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2016, Issue 1), MEDLINE (Ovid) and Embase (Ovid); handsearching of conference proceedings; checking of references of included studies; a search for ongoing studies; and using the 'related citation' feature in PubMed...
December 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278603/interventional-spine-and-pain-procedures-in-patients-on-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-medications-second-edition-guidelines-from-the-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-the-european-society-of-regional-anaesthesia-and-pain-therapy-the
#18
Samer Narouze, Honorio T Benzon, David Provenzano, Asokumar Buvanendran, José De Andres, Timothy Deer, Richard Rauck, Marc A Huntoon
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) 2012 survey of meeting attendees showed that existing ASRA anticoagulation guidelines for regional anesthesia were insufficient for their needs. Those surveyed agreed that procedure-specific and patient-specific factors required separate guidelines for pain and spine procedures. In response, a guidelines committee was formed. After preliminary review of published complications reports and studies, the committee stratified interventional spine and pain procedures according to potential bleeding risk: low-, intermediate-, and high-risk procedures...
December 22, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273652/improved-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-integrated-garfield-af-tool-for-the-prediction-of-mortality-stroke-and-bleed-in-patients-with-and-without-anticoagulation
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Keith A A Fox, Joseph E Lucas, Karen S Pieper, Jean-Pierre Bassand, A John Camm, David A Fitzmaurice, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Shinya Goto, Sylvia Haas, Werner Hacke, Gloria Kayani, Ali Oto, Lorenzo G Mantovani, Frank Misselwitz, Jonathan P Piccini, Alexander G G Turpie, Freek W A Verheugt, Ajay K Kakkar
OBJECTIVES: To provide an accurate, web-based tool for stratifying patients with atrial fibrillation to facilitate decisions on the potential benefits/risks of anticoagulation, based on mortality, stroke and bleeding risks. DESIGN: The new tool was developed, using stepwise regression, for all and then applied to lower risk patients. C-statistics were compared with CHA2DS2-VASc using 30-fold cross-validation to control for overfitting. External validation was undertaken in an independent dataset, Outcome Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF)...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273637/new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-and-long-term-risk-of-stroke-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Matthew R Megens, Leonid Churilov, Vincent Thijs
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) after coronary artery bypass graft is related to an increased short-term risk of stroke and mortality. We investigated whether the long-term risk of stroke is increased. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that included patients who had coronary artery bypass graft and who afterwards developed NOAF during their index admission; these patients did not have previous atrial fibrillation...
December 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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