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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789046/management-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-elderly-a-review-of-the-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants
#1
Laressa Bethishou, Tania Gregorian, Kimberly Won, Kristina Lopez, Laura V Tsu
Objective To provide an up-to-date review of the available evidence regarding pharmacotherapeutic management of venous thromboembolic events in the geriatric population. Data Sources A PubMed search of articles published through August 2017 was performed using a combination of the following words: apixaban, betrixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, enoxaparin, geriatric, heparin, idaricizumab, rivaroxaban, and venous thromboembolism. Study Selection/data Extraction Relevant original research, review articles, and guidelines were assessed for the management of elderly patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE)...
May 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757786/management-of-venous-thromboembolism-with-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-a-review-for-nurse-practitioners-and-pharmacists
#2
Michelle Schmerge, Sally Earl, Carol Kline
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), comprising deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), including apixaban, betrixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban, are as effective and safe as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for primary prophylaxis, treatment, and/or secondary prevention of VTE and present significant advantages in convenience of use. This review provides guidance to nurse practitioners (NPs) and pharmacists on NOAC usage for the management of VTE and examines how traditional anticoagulation clinics can adapt to cater to patients on NOACs...
April 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738377/proton-pump-inhibition-in-patients-treated-with-novel-antithrombotic-drugs-should-we-worry-about-thrombosis
#3
Tomáš Bolek, Matej Samoš, Ingrid Škorňová, Frantisek Kovář, Peter Galajda, Ján Stasko, Peter Kubisz, Marián Mokáň
Proton pump inhibition (PPI) administrated together with antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents reduces the risk of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Several novel antithrombotic agents have been recently introduced for acute coronary syndrome patients (prasugrel, ticagrelor), or for patients requiring long-term anticoagulation (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban, betrixaban). In fact, these agents might offer even stronger inhibition of platelets or coagulation compared with older agents; and therefore, the need for gastroprotection might be even stronger when these new agents are used for long-term antithrombotic therapy...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660351/association-of-low-hemoglobin-with-symptomatic-venous-thromboembolism-in-acutely-ill-hospitalized-medical-patients-an-apex-trial-substudy
#4
Gerald Chi, C Michael Gibson, Adrian F Hernandez, Russell D Hull, Syed Hassan A Kazmi, Ahmed Younes, Sargun S Walia, Anmol Pitliya, Amandeep Singh, Farima Kahe, Arzu Kalayci, Tarek Nafee, Mathieu Kerneis, Fahad AlKhalfan, Alexander T Cohen, Robert A Harrington, Samuel Z Goldhaber
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a common finding and independent predictor for adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients with medical illness. It remains unclear whether anemia is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism and whether the presence of anemia can refine risk assessment for prediction of venous thromboembolism, thereby adding incremental utility to a validated model. METHODS: In the APEX trial, 7,513 hospitalized medical patients were randomized to receive either betrixaban or standard-of-care enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609697/2018-new-drug-update
#5
Daniel A Hussar, Laura A Finn
Five new drugs marketed within the last year, which are used for medical problems often experienced by the elderly, have been selected for consideration in this review. The uses and most important properties of these agents are discussed, and a rating for each new drug is determined using the New Drug Comparison Rating system developed by the author (DAH). Advantages, disadvantages, and other important information regarding each new drug are identified and used as the basis for determining the rating. The drugs include an anticoagulant, an antiparkinson agent, an agent for tardive dyskinesia, an agent for psoriasis, and an agent for constipation...
April 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594815/has-time-come-for-the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-extended-prophylaxis-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-acutely-ill-medical-patients-no
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Francesco Marongiu, Doris Barcellona
Acutely ill hospitalized medical patients are at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although thromboprophylaxis in these patients is recommended since 2004 by the American College of Chest Physicians, it is widely underused. The doubt as to whether or not to treat patients at high VTE risk after hospital discharge came from the knowledge that this risk may persist after the hospital admission period. Two meta-analyses comparing extended- versus short-duration prophylaxis are published. The results demonstrate an unfavorable balance between VTE prevention and incidence of major bleeding in patients assigned to extended-duration thromboprophylaxis...
March 28, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543384/extended-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-medically-ill-patients
#7
REVIEW
Brandon Cave, Augustus Hough, Paul P Dobesh
Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized acutely ill medical patients is a well-established practice. Despite the increased use of inpatient prophylaxis, the duration of hospitalization is typically shorter than the duration of VTE prophylaxis provided in clinical trials. In addition, VTE events after hospitalization are not unusual, with most events occurring within 30 days of hospital discharge. Therefore, the 30-day time period postdischarge has been identified as a stage in which patients are still at high risk of developing VTE...
March 15, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509959/factor-xa-inhibitors-versus-vitamin-k-antagonists-for-preventing-cerebral-or-systemic-embolism-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Karsten Mh Bruins Slot, Eivind Berge
BACKGROUND: Factor Xa inhibitors and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are now recommended in treatment guidelines for preventing stroke and systemic embolic events in people with atrial fibrillation (AF). This is an update of a Cochrane review previously published in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of treatment with factor Xa inhibitors versus VKAs for preventing cerebral or systemic embolic events in people with AF. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the trials registers of the Cochrane Stroke Group and the Cochrane Heart Group (September 2016), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (August 2017), MEDLINE (1950 to April 2017), and Embase (1980 to April 2017)...
March 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503590/direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-extended-thromboprophylaxis-in-medically-ill-patients-meta-analysis-and-risk-benefit-assessment
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Majed S Al Yami, Sawsan Kurdi, Ivo Abraham
Background: Standard-duration (7-10 days) thromboprophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin, low dose unfractionated heparin, or fondaparinux in hospitalized medically ill patients is associated with ~50% reduction in venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk. However, these patients remain at high risk for VTE post-discharge. The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) apixaban, rivaroxaban and betrixaban have been evaluated for extended-duration (30-42 days) thromboprophylaxis in this population...
2018: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434384/formulary-drug-review-betrixaban
#10
REVIEW
Danial E Baker
Each month, subscribers to The Formulary Monograph Service receive 5 to 6 well-documented monographs on drugs that are newly released or are in late phase 3 trials. The monographs are targeted to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees. Subscribers also receive monthly 1-page summary monographs on agents that are useful for agendas and pharmacy/nursing in-services. A comprehensive target drug utilization evaluation/medication use evaluation (DUE/MUE) is also provided each month. With a subscription, the monographs are available online to subscribers...
February 2018: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386864/betrixaban-bevyxxa-a-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulant-factor-xa-inhibitor
#11
Jessica W Skelley, Angela R Thomason, Jeffery C Nolen, PharmD Candidate
Betrixaban (Bevyxxa): a direct-acting oral anti-coagulant factor Xa inhibitor.
February 2018: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345686/reversal-agents-for-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#12
REVIEW
Jerrold H Levy, James Douketis, Jeffrey I Weitz
The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) include dabigatran, which inhibits thrombin, and apixaban, betrixaban, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban, which inhibit coagulation factor Xa. Although clinical studies of NOACs were conducted without antidotes, patient outcomes with major bleeding when receiving NOACs were no worse than those in patients treated with a vitamin K antagonist. Nonetheless, in patients with life-threatening bleeding or requiring urgent surgery, the capacity for rapid NOAC reversal is likely to increase patient safety...
January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338293/betrixaban-a-new-oral-factor-xa-inhibitor-for-extended-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-high-risk-hospitalized-patients
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Scott G Garland, Christina E DeRemer, Steven M Smith, John G Gums
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of the factor Xa (FXa) inhibitor betrixaban for extended-duration prophylaxis of acute medically ill patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk factors. DATA SOURCES: A MEDLINE/PubMed (January 1990 to October 2017) search was conducted using the following keywords: betrixaban, PRT054021, FXa inhibitor, novel oral anticoagulant, NOAC, direct oral anticoagulant, DOAC, and target specific oral anticoagulant, TSOAC...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297661/the-role-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-management-of-venous-thromboembolism
#14
Taylor Steuber
Appropriate treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is critical to minimizing long-term morbidity and mortality. The emergence of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has provided clinicians with expanded therapeutic options for patients with VTE, and as a result, updated practice guidelines released by the American College of Chest Physicians favor DOACs over traditional anticoagulants, such as warfarin. The newest DOAC, betrixaban, received FDA approval in 2017, with an indication for VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized adults...
December 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226697/update-on-the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-thromboembolism
#15
Anna Jacobs, Rajesh Kabra, Pranab Das, Carrie S Oliphant
Following publication of our review article 4 years ago, there has been an uptake in the use of nonvitamin K oral antagonists, also known as direct oral anticoagulants. The most recent Xa inhibitors to receive approval are edoxaban, which has been approved for use in both atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism prevention and betrixaban, which has been approved in the USA for extended thromboprophylaxis in the medically ill population. Additional analyses of certain types of atrial fibrillation patients have now become available...
January 2018: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188425/increased-benefit-of-betrixaban-among-patients-with-a-history-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-apex-trial
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Megan K Yee, Tarek Nafee, Yazan Daaboul, Serge Korjian, Fahad AlKhalfan, Mathieu Kerneis, Cara Wiest, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Adrian F Hernandez, Russell D Hull, Alexander T Cohen, Robert A Harrington, C Michael Gibson
Hospitalized acute medically ill patients with a history of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are at increased risk for recurrent VTE. We characterized the efficacy and safety of betrixaban for prevention of recurrent VTE in these high risk patients. The APEX trial randomized 7513 acutely ill hospitalized medical patients at risk for developing VTE to receive either betrixaban for 35-42 days or enoxaparin for 10 ± 4 days to prevent VTE. This exploratory post-hoc analysis assessed the efficacy and safety of betrixaban versus enoxaparin among subjects with and without prior VTE...
January 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171776/extended-thromboprophylaxis-in-the-acutely-ill-medical-patient-after-hospitalization-a-paradigm-shift-in-post-discharge-thromboprophylaxis
#17
REVIEW
Charles E Mahan, Allison E Burnett, Meghan L Fletcher, Alex C Spyropoulos
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant healthcare burden with approximately 900,000 events annually in the United States, over half of which are healthcare-associated. This number is anticipated to double by 2050. Group prophylaxis strategies confined to the inpatient setting appear to have minimal impact on the reduction of post-discharge VTE in medically ill patients due to shortened lengths of stay and a heterogenous population that includes patients at low risk for VTE. In accordance with current guideline recommendations, very few (<5%) medically ill patients are discharged with extended prophylaxis, which potentially creates a clinical gap for at-risk patients as VTE risk has been shown to persist for up to 90 days...
February 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119147/betrixaban-a-direct-oral-inhibitor-of-activated-factor-x-for-the-prophylaxis-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-medical-illness
#18
REVIEW
G Escolar, M Díaz-Ricart, E Arellano-Rodrigo
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), comprising deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a serious clinical and public health concern. Hospitalization is a major risk factor for developing VTE. Hospital-associated events account for more than 50% of all cases of VTE. Heparins have demonstrated to be efficacious in the prevention of VTE in medically ill patients. Despite the demonstrated efficacy and safety of the available direct oral anticoagulants in the prevention and treatment of different thromboembolic conditions, their net benefit in the prevention of VTE in hospitalized medically ill patients has not been fully confirmed...
August 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092766/betrixaban-sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir-and-glecaprevir-pibrentasvir
#19
Daniel A Hussar, Bradley Inman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064044/management-of-elective-surgery-and-emergent-bleeding-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#20
REVIEW
Scott Kaatz, Charles E Mahan, Asaad Nakhle, Kulothungan Gunasekaran, Mahmoud Ali, Robert Lavender, David G Paje
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to offer practical management strategies for when patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants require elective surgery or present with bleeding complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical practice guidelines are now available on the timing of periprocedural interruption of treatment with the newer direct oral anticoagulants based on their pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and based on findings from cohort studies and clinical trials...
October 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
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