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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458008/risk-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Corey S Miller, Alastair Dorreen, Myriam Martel, Thao Huynh, Alan N Barkun
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are convenient and effective in prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, these drugs have been associated with increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the risk of GI bleeding in patients receiving these drugs. METHODS: We searched the EMBASE, Medline, Cochrane, and ISI Web of knowledge databases through January 2016 for randomized trials that compared NOACs to conventional anticoagulants for approved indications...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376529/role-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-management-of-anticoagulation
#2
REVIEW
Rajiv N Thakkar, Suman W Rathbun, Scott M Wright
For decades, vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) have been the oral treatment of choice for many thromboembolic conditions. The limitations of VKAs include the need for monitoring through blood testing, drug interactions, and narrow therapeutic windows. These shortcomings have led to the development of direct oral anticoagulants. These new oral agents act on specific targets in the coagulation cascade (eg, factor Xa, thrombin) and negate some of the shortcomings of VKAs. This article reviews the roles of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban in stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, for prevention of venous thromboembolism after orthopedic surgery, and in the treatment of venous thromboembolism...
April 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373761/gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-on-novel-oral-anticoagulants-risk-prevention-and-management
#3
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/28355459/laboratory-monitoring-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
#4
John W Eikelboom, Daniel J Quinlan, Jack Hirsh, Stuart J Connolly, Jeffrey I Weitz
Importance: The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban are administered in fixed doses without anticoagulant monitoring. Randomized trials show that unmonitored NOAC therapy is at least as effective as and safer than dose-adjusted warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Subgroup analyses indicate that plasma drug levels or anticoagulant activity of the NOACs predict stroke and bleeding...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208197/reversal-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-current-status-and-future-directions
#5
Jeffrey I Weitz
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are increasingly used for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. In phase III clinical trials that included more than 100,000 patients, the DOACs were at least as effective as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and were associated with less serious bleeding, particularly less intracranial bleeding. Real-world evidence supports these outcomes. Despite this, some physicians and patients are concerned about serious bleeding or emergencies unless specific reversal agents for the DOACs are available...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198201/clinical-implications-of-reversal-agents-for-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#6
Sarah Monagle, John W Eikelboom, Kuan H Ng, Vinai C Bhagirath
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are effective in preventing and treating venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation. Until recently, there has been no specific reversal agent for DOACs. Now, a specific antidote for the direct thrombin inhibitor, dabigatran has been approved for use, and antidotes for factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban) are being developed. We review the evidence for currently used and emerging reversal strategies, and discuss possible clinical implications, including increased prescription of DOACs, use of DOACs in clinical situations previously felt to pose too great a risk of bleeding, and use of reversal agents beyond currently approved indications...
March 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191610/italian-intersociety-consensus-on-doac-use-in-internal-medicine
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Domenico Prisco, Walter Ageno, Cecilia Becattini, Armando D'Angelo, Giovanni Davì, Raimondo De Cristofaro, Francesco Dentali, Giovanni Di Minno, Anna Falanga, Gualberto Gussoni, Luca Masotti, Gualtiero Palareti, Pasquale Pignatelli, Roberto M Santi, Francesca Santilli, Mauro Silingardi, Antonella Tufano, Francesco Violi
The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are drugs used in clinical practice since 2009 for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation, and for the treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism. The four DOACs, including the three factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban) and one direct thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) provide oral anticoagulation therapy alternatives to Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). Despite their clear advantages, the DOACs require on the part of the internist a thorough knowledge of their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics to ensure their correct use, laboratory monitoring and the appropriate management of adverse events...
February 13, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122753/edoxaban-a-direct-oral-anticoagulant
#8
REVIEW
Mara Poulakos, Jacqueline N Walker, Umima Baig, Tosin David
PURPOSE: The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical efficacy, safety, and place in therapy of edoxaban for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Although warfarin has been an established therapy for stroke prevention in AF and VTE, the need for agents with less monitoring requirements, fewer food and drug interactions, and a lower risk of major bleeding led to the development of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050755/effect-of-major-gastrointestinal-tract-surgery-on-the-absorption-and-efficacy-of-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants-doacs
#9
REVIEW
Hakeam A Hakeam, Nasser Al-Sanea
Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been introduced as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for treatment of venous thromboembolism. Many patients undergoing major gastrointestinal resections or bypass receive anticoagulants for various indications, including the treatment of thrombotic complication of surgery and prevention of visceral vessels events recurrence. DOACs have a wide therapeutic range that allows fixed dosing determined based on studies conducted in healthy subjects with normal absorptive capacity...
April 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029411/atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure-factors-influencing-the-choice-of-oral-anticoagulant
#10
REVIEW
Louise A E Brown, Christopher J Boos
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) frequently coexist. AF is identified in approximately one third of patients with HF and is linked to increased morbidity and mortality than from either condition alone. AF is relatively more common in HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) than with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Nevertheless, the risk of stroke and systemic embolism (SSE) is significantly increased with both HF types and the absolute risk is heavily influenced by the presence and severity of associated additional stroke risk factors...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007305/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#11
Giuseppe Andò, Piera Capranzano
BACKGROUND: Currently there is lack of head-to-head comparisons between different Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs), especially in more risky subgroups, as those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We assessed the relative efficacy and safety of the four NOACs on the market in a systematic review and network meta-analysis of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and moderate CKD enrolled in the phase 3 randomized trials. A Bayesian framework was used to perform the network meta-analysis...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999513/choosing-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-practical-considerations-we-need-to-know
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REVIEW
Alpesh Amin
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a well-established agent for use in the prevention of stroke or systemic embolic event (SEE) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, management of patients requiring oral anticoagulation with warfarin can be complicated by the need for frequent monitoring, drug-drug and drug-food interactions, and a variable response based on genetic polymorphisms. The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were developed as alternatives to warfarin; they do not require routine monitoring and have predictable pharmacokinetics, fewer drug-drug interactions, and limited drug-food interactions...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941401/new-standards-of-care-in-ischemic-stroke
#13
Bree K Chancellor, Koto Ishida
BACKGROUND: Ischemic arterial strokes of the ophthalmic artery and its branches and posterior cerebral artery are common causes of visual disability. Etiologies of stroke affecting the retina, optic nerve, optic radiation, and visual cortex overlap with other types of ischemic strokes. Stenosis of the internal carotid is the most common cause of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). One-fourth of patients with CRAO have cerebral strokes. We report recent developments in the acute treatment and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke of relevance to clinicians who encounter patients with acute vision loss...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914497/acute-management-of-stroke-patients-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-addressing-real-world-anticoagulant-management-issues-in-stroke-aramis-registry-design-and-rationale
#14
MULTICENTER STUDY
Ying Xian, Adrian F Hernandez, Tina Harding, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Robert E Suter, Yosef Khan, Lee H Schwamm, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban) have been increasingly used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. Yet there is substantial lack of information on how patients on NOACs are currently treated when they have an acute ischemic stroke and the best strategies for treating intracerebral hemorrhage for those on chronic anticoagulation with warfarin or a NOAC. These are critical unmet needs for real world clinical decision making in these emergent patients...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909544/reducing-the-risk-of-stroke-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-is-one-of-these-not-like-the-others
#15
REVIEW
Paul P Dobesh Pharm D, John Fanikos Mba R Ph
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and increases risk of stroke by nearly 5-fold. While warfarin has been employed successfully to reduce the risk of stroke in these patients, there are a number of challenges with therapy. These include the need for therapeutic monitoring due to variability in patient response, frequent dose adjustments, numerous drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-disease interactions, and a heightened risk of thrombosis and bleeding due to these issues. Current guidelines recommend that the vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) should be used for thromboprophylaxis in patients with nonvalvular AF at risk for stroke or systemic embolic events...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900231/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-compared-to-warfarin-in-prevention-of-thromboembolic-events-among-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#16
REVIEW
Shilpa D Kailas, Sirisha Reddy Thambuluru
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), previously also known as novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), have increased the therapeutic options for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Previous studies comparing their relative efficacy and safety do not address age-related differences, such as comorbidities and physical and social boundaries. This review aimed to summarize and compare the clinical and safety outcomes of DOACs and warfarin for stroke prevention in AF in the elderly population (≥ 65 years)...
October 18, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896543/vitamin-k-antagonists-relative-strengths-and-weaknesses-vs-direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#17
REVIEW
Andreas Zirlik, Christoph Bode
Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) have been the mainstay of anticoagulation therapy for more than 50 years. VKAs are mainly used for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism. In the past 5 years, four new agents-the direct factor Xa inhibitors apixaban, edoxaban and rivaroxaban and the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran [collectively known as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or non-VKA oral anticoagulants]-have been approved for these and other indications...
April 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870603/indirect-comparison-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-women-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Alex Moseley, Rami Doukky, Kim Allan Williams, Amir K Jaffer, Annabelle Santos Volgman
BACKGROUND: For nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been found noninferior to warfarin for stroke/systemic embolization prevention, and major bleeding events. Recent meta-analysis of NOACs versus warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that women on warfarin have greater risk of stroke/embolism than men, and when both are treated with NOACs, differences disappear. METHODS: NOACs differ in pharmacologic properties, thus they may differ from one another in their effects on women with AF...
March 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816321/safety-and-efficacy-of-contemporary-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-a-history-of-cardioembolic-stroke-in-the-era-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Kimitaka Nishizaki, Taihei Itoh, Masaomi Kimura, Yuichi Tsushima, Yoshihiro Shoji, Takahiko Kinjo, Yuji Ishida, Kenichi Sasaki, Daisuke Horiuchi, Shingo Sasaki, Hirofumi Tomita, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of the contemporary atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients with a recent or previous history of cardioembolic stroke (CS) or transient ischemic attack (TIA) remain to be established. METHODS: A total of 447 patients who underwent first-ever contact force (CF)-guided AF ablation with circumferential pulmonary vein isolation were included. Of these, 17 had CS or TIA within 6 months before ablation (Group 1), 30 more than 6 months before ablation (Group 2), and the other 400 without CS or TIA (Group 3)...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771008/cost-effectiveness-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-at-high-risk-of-bleeding-and-normal-kidney-function
#20
Inmaculada Hernandez, Kenneth J Smith, Yuting Zhang
INTRODUCTION: The comparative cost-effectiveness of all oral anticoagulants approved up to date has not been evaluated from the US perspective. The objective of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of edoxaban 60mg, apixaban 5mg, dabigatran 150mg, dabigatran 110mg, rivaroxaban 20mg and warfarin in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients at high-risk of bleeding (defined as HAS-BLED score≥3). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We constructed a Markov state-transition model to evaluate lifetime costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) with each of the six treatments from the perspective of US third-party payers...
February 2017: Thrombosis Research
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