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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143099/-left-atrial-appendage-clusure-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-clinical-evidence-2017
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REVIEW
Steffen Gloekler, Bajram Hajredini, Simon Rycerz, Sebastian Jäckle, Werner Jung
Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia with a prevalence of 1-2% and affects approximately 15-20% of all octogenarians. Patients are at increased risk of thromboembolic stroke, with an overall risk of 5% per year. Thrombi form almost exclusively in the left atrial appendage (LAA), a blind sac-like heterogeneous structure trabeculated by pectinate muscles. In the past five decades, life-long oral anticoagulation (OAC) with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) has been the state-of-the art treatment to prevent stroke and systemic embolism from thrombi in AF...
November 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141274/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-first-year-after-market-entry-of-edoxaban-a-danish-nationwide-drug-utilization-study
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Anton Pottegård, Erik L Grove, Maja Hellfritzsch
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early uptake of edoxaban; the fourth direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) to enter the market. METHODS: Using the Danish nationwide health registries, we identified new users of edoxaban (n = 609) from June 6 (day of marketing) through June 2017. For comparison, we also identified new users of dabigatran (n = 2211), rivaroxaban (n = 19 227), and apixaban (n = 14 736). Users were described regarding indication of use, previous anticoagulant experience, comorbidity, and co-medication...
November 15, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140870/a-retrospective-assessment-of-postoperative-bleeding-complications-in-anticoagulated-patients-following-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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Robert E Eilers, Alina Goldenberg, Natasha L Cowan, Pallavi Basu, Shang I Brian Jiang
BACKGROUND: A significant number of patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for skin cancer are treated with oral anticoagulants. The incidence of postoperative complications associated with new classes of oral anticoagulants remains largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of postoperative complications in patients undergoing MMS on both traditional oral anticoagulants and new novel oral anticoagulants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective chart review was performed for all patients treated with oral anticoagulants who underwent MMS between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015 at University of California, San Diego...
November 14, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139019/pharmacists-confidence-when-providing-pharmaceutical-care-on-anticoagulants-a-multinational-survey
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John Papastergiou, Nadir Kheir, Katerina Ladova, Silas Rydant, Fabio De Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Reka Viola, Maria Dolores Murillo, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa
Background Guidelines on the management of orally anticoagulated patients are continuously evolving, leading to an increased need for pharmacists to be fully integrated in care provision. Objective To identify self-reported gaps in confidence among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation. Setting Pharmacists in different work settings in different countries. Method Cross-sectional international survey from October 2015 till November 2016 among pharmacists working in different settings to assess their level of confidence when delivering anticoagulants as well as to identify possible educational needs regarding this medication class...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138609/non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-impact-of-apixaban-on-patient-outcomes
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REVIEW
Adam Ioannou, Irene Tsappa, Sofia Metaxa, Constantinos G Missouris
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia worldwide, and carries a significantly increased risk of thromboembolic stroke. Initially, vitamin K antagonists were used as stroke prophylaxis; but more recently, a group of drugs known as novel oral anticoagulants have been developed. Apixaban belongs to this group of drugs, and is a factor Xa inhibitor that has emerged as a popular pharmacological agent worldwide. In this review, we will provide an overview of the pivotal trials in the development of apixaban, while also critically evaluating the new emerging real-world data, and discussing the effectiveness, safety, economic viability and future prospects of apixaban and how it impacts on patient outcomes in those with non-valvular atrial fibrillation...
2017: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137844/occult-gastrointestinal-disease-unmasked-by-direct-oral-anticoagulants-used-for-the-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Luis Colín, Manlio F Márquez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136827/biobarcode-assay-for-the-oral-anticoagulant-acenocoumarol
#7
Marta Broto, J Pablo Salvador, Roger Galve, M Pilar Marco
A novel approach for therapeutic drug monitoring of oral anticoagulants (OA) in clinical samples is reported, based on a NP-based biobarcode assay. The proposed strategy uses specific antibodies for acenocumarol (ACL) covalently bound to magnetic particles (pAb236-MP) and a bioconjugate competitor (hACL-BSA) linked to encoded polystyrene probes (hACL-BSA-ePSP) on a classical competitive immunochemical format. By using this scheme ACL can be detected in low nM range (LOD, 0.96 ± 0.26, N = 3, in buffer) even in complex samples such as serum or plasma (LOD 4 ± 1)...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135285/factors-associated-with-confidence-in-decision-making-and-satisfaction-with-risk-communication-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Berith Hedberg, Dan Malm, Jan-Erik Karlsson, Kristofer Årestedt, Anders Broström
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is a prevalent cardiac arrhythmia. Effective communication of risks (e.g. stroke risk) and benefits of treatment (e.g. oral anticoagulants) is crucial for the process of shared decision making. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore factors associated with confidence in decision making and satisfaction with risk communication after a follow-up visit among patients who three months earlier had visited an emergency room for atrial fibrillation related symptoms...
November 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132650/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-end-stage-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Marin Nishimura, Jonathan C Hsu
Over the past decade, there have been tremendous advancements in anticoagulation therapies for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Although the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes compared with warfarin overall, the decision to anticoagulate and the choice of appropriate agent in patients with AF and concomitant chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are a particularly complex issue. CKD and ESRD increase both the risk of stroke and bleeding, and since all of the NOACs undergo various levels of renal clearance, renal dysfunction inevitably affects the pharmacokinetics of the drug in each patient...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132510/indications-and-methods-of-anticoagulation-reversal
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REVIEW
Jeremy L Holzmacher, Babak Sarani
The use of anticoagulation in the prevention of strokes due to atrial fibrillation or the treatment of venous thromboembolic disease has been on the rise. With the advent and proliferation of direct oral anticoagulation medications, the management of anticoagulation reversal has become increasingly complex, especially when urgent or emergent reversal is required. This review details the commonly used parenteral and oral anticoagulants, the treatment strategies necessary for their reversal, and therapies still in development...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131836/opportunistic-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-real-life-setting-in-general-practice-in-denmark-the-atrial-fibrillation-found-on-routine-detection-afford-non-interventional-study
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Jonas Hald, Peter Bo Poulsen, Ina Qvist, Lisbeth Holm, Dorte Wedell-Wedellsborg, Lars Dybro, Lars Frost
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic disease with an incidence increasing steeply by age and affecting more than 11 million patients in Europe and the United States. Diagnosing AF is essential for the prevention of stroke by oral anticoagulation. Opportunistic screening for AF in patients ≥65 years of age is recommended by the European and Danish Societies of Cardiology. The study aim was to examine the detection rate of AF in consecutively screened patients in the primary care setting in Denmark. In an open, non-interventional, cluster, multicenter, cross-sectional, observational study patients ≥65 years of age entering consecutively into general practice clinics were invited to nurse-assisted opportunistic screening for AF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131074/tranexamic-acid-failed-to-reverse-the-anticoagulant-effect-and-bleeding-by-an-oral-direct-factor-xa-inhibitor-edoxaban
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Yuko Honda, Taketoshi Furugohri, Yoshiyuki Morishima
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Agents to reverse the anticoagulant effect of edoxaban, an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, would be desirable in emergency situations. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent, on the anticoagulant activity and bleeding by edoxaban in rats. METHODS: A supratherapeutic dose of edoxaban (3 mg/kg) was intravenously administered to rats. Three minutes after dosing, tranexamic acid (100 mg/kg) was given intravenously...
November 3, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129259/comparison-of-prevalence-and-management-of-left-atrial-appendage-thrombi-under-old-and-new-anticoagulants-prior-to-left-atrial-catheter-ablation
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Antoine Da Costa, Clarisse Delolme, Jean Baptiste Guichard, Antoine Gerbay, Romain Pierrard, Cécile Romeyer-Bouchard, Karl Isaaz
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and management of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi associated with new anticoagulants remain to be elucidated, especially prior to atrial fibrillation (AFib) ablation. This study sought to (1) compare the prevalence of LAA thrombi and/or severe LAA contrast under vitamin K antagonist (VKA) agents and novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), (2) evaluate the rate of LAA thrombus resolution after anticoagulation modification, and (3) determine the predictive factors of LAA thrombi and severe LAA contrast in patients prior to LA AFib ablation...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127864/assessment-of-the-quality-of-anticoagulation-management-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Tamara Roldan, Elena Villamañán, Juan J Rios, Aaron B Waxman
BACKGROUND: Studies assessing the quality of anticoagulation therapy in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) have not been conducted. OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of anticoagulation management, the rate of anticoagulation-related complications in patients with PAH, and to identify risk factors for poor anticoagulation. METHODS: This observational, retrospective cohort study included patients with confirmed PAH taking a regimen of oral anticoagulants from two centers: Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid from January 2009 to August 2015...
November 2, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127863/pharmacokinetics-of-dabigatran-etexilate-and-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-short-bowel-syndrome-requiring-parenteral-nutrition-the-pder-pan-study
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Y Whitney Cheung, Stefano Barco, Ron A A Mathôt, Erik-Jan van den Dool, An K Stroobants, Mireille J Serlie, Saskia Middeldorp, Michiel Coppens
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients on parenteral nutrition for short bowel syndrome (SBS) have a high risk of thrombotic complications and are often treated with parenteral anticoagulation. Direct oral anticoagulants are absorbed proximally in the digestive tract and may represent alternative regimens in selected SBS patients. In our pilot study, we provided pharmacokinetics parameters of dabigatran etexilate and rivaroxaban in this setting and compared peak (Cmax), trough (Ctrough) concentrations, and areas-under-the-concentration-time-curve (AUC0-t) to reference values retrieved from phase I-III studies...
November 4, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127745/-medication-adherence-to-non-vitamin-k%C3%A2-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-at-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-the-literature-review
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Simona Dvořáčková, Kateřina Ládová, Josef Malý, Jozef Kolář, Miroslav Penka
Medication adherence is a complex problem reflecting variations in terms of medication taking behavior. It is essential in maximizing of the effect and risk minimization of the therapy and health care costs reduction, even in the case of oral anticoagulants (non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants - NOACs). The aim of this paper was to review the published literature and to discuss results in the field of medication adherence to NOACs in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Based on the searching in databases Embase and PubMed 25 studies were identified, of which conclusions were summarized in this paper...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127269/intracerebral-hemorrhage-and-outcome-after-thrombolysis-in-stroke-patients-using-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors
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Jan F Scheitz, Guillaume Turc, Linda Kujala, Alexandros A Polymeris, Mirjam R Heldner, Thomas P Zonneveld, Hebun Erdur, Sami Curtze, Christopher Traenka, Céline Brenière, Roland Wiest, Andrea Rocco, Gerli Sibolt, Henrik Gensicke, Matthias Endres, Nicolas Martinez-Majander, Yannick Béjot, Paul J Nederkoorn, Catherine Oppenheim, Marcel Arnold, Stefan T Engelter, Daniel Strbian, Christian H Nolte
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) impair platelet function and have been linked to a higher risk of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage-an association that may be augmented by oral anticoagulants (OAC). We aimed to assess whether preadmission treatment with SSRIs in patients with acute ischemic stroke is associated with post-thrombolysis symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) and functional outcome. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective analysis was conducted in prospective registries of patients treated by thrombolysis within 4...
November 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126908/a-novel-formulation-of-6-gingerol-proliposomes-with-enhanced-oral-bioavailability-and-antitumor-effect
#18
Qilong Wang, Qiuyu Wei, Qiuxuan Yang, Xia Cao, Qiang Li, Feng Shi, ShanShan Tong, Chunlai Feng, Qingtong Yu, Jiangnan Yu, Ximing Xu
[6]-Gingerol, one of the components of the rhizome of Ginger, has a variety of biological activities such as anticoagulant, antioxidative, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, and so forth. However, as one of the homologous phenolic ketones, [6]-gingerol is insoluble in water which limits its applications. Herein, we prepared [6]-gingerol proliposomes through modified thin-film dispersion method, which was spherical or oval, and physicochemically stable with narrow size distribution. Surprisingly, in vitro release of [6]-gingerol loaded proliposome compared with the free [6]-gingerol was significantly higher and its oral bioavailability increased 5-fold in vivo...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126891/early-real-world-experience-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-treatment-of-intermediate-high-risk-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#19
Sónia Martins Santos, Susana Cunha, Rui Baptista, Sílvia Monteiro, Pedro Monteiro, Francisco Gonçalves, Mariano Pêgo
INTRODUCTION: Intermediate-high risk pulmonary embolism (IHR-PE) has a poor prognosis, but is under-represented in trials of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in venous thromboembolic disease (VTE). We aimed to assess whether the administration of DOACs was equivalent to the conventional (CONV) treatment of low-molecular weight heparin bridged with warfarin for treating IHR-PE. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including 59 consecutive patients admitted with IHR-PE and followed for up to three months after discharge...
November 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126301/coagulation-testing-in-the-core-laboratory
#20
William E Winter, Sherri D Flax, Neil S Harris
Primary hemostasis begins with endothelial injury. VWF, produced by endothelial cells, binds to platelets and links them to subendothelial collagen. Platelet-derived ADP and thromboxane activate non-adhered platelets via their GPIIb/IIIa receptors, allowing these platelets to participate in platelet aggregation. Secondary hemostasis is initiated with the binding of factor VII to extravascular tissue factor (TF). Factors II, VII, IX and X are vitamin K-dependent factors. The role of vitamin K is to assist in the addition of gamma carboxylate groups to glutamic acids in the "GLA" domains of these factors...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
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