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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786530/meta-analysis-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-oral-anti-coagulants-in-patients-requiring-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#1
Hammad Rahman, Safi U Khan, Michael DePersis, Tehseen Hammad, Fahad Nasir, Edo Kaluski
BACKGROUND: The ideal oral anticoagulant agent during catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) remained unclear. HYPOTHESIS: Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are safer and effective compared to uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists (U-VKA) among patients requiring CA for AF. METHODS: Four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 9 observational studies (OS) were selected using PubMed/Medline, EMBASE and the CENTRAL data bases (Inception-December-2017)...
May 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785661/atrial-fibrillation-in-dialysis-patients-is-there-a-place-for-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Elzbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Jolanta Malyszko, Maciej Banach, Bożena Sobkowicz, Adrian Covic, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk
Atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs approximately in 3% of general population, with greater prevalence in elderly. Non-vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulant agents (NOACs) according to the current European guidelines are recommended for patients with AF at high risk for stroke as a first-choice treatment. NOACs are not inferior to warfarin or some of them are better than warfarin in reducing the rate of ischemic stroke. Moreover, they significantly reduce the rate of intracranial hemorrhages, major bleedings, and mortality compared with warfarin...
May 21, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782270/-tactics-of-selection-of-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-ischemic-heart-disease
#3
Y N Belenkov, G A SHakaryants, N V Khabarova
In the clinical practice a physician quite often is at a loss due to "freedom of choice" granted by availability of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC). If a patient with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) has indications for therapy with anticoagulants which DOAC should be preferred? What are benefits for a patient with ischemic heart disease and AF when definite NOAC is chosen and what are risks inherent of this choice? Answers to such questions are given in this paper.
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782263/-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-diabetic-nephropathy-epidemiology-prognosis-and-choice-of-anticoagulant-therapy
#4
N A Koziolova, E A Polyanskaya, M V Surovtseva, P G Karavaev
In this review we present data on prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), diabetic nephropathy and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with nonvalvular AF and T2D combined with CKD have elevated risk of both bleeding and thromboembolic complications, as well as of all cause death. Efficacy and safety of novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) depend on comorbidities and can be determined by the presence of T2D and/or diabetic nephropathy. Use of warfarin in CKD in some cases provides no preventive effect relative to risk of stroke and is characterized by increased risk of bleeding because of poor INR control, and possibly development of calcification of arteries...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782261/-chronic-kidney-disease-as-basis-of-high-thrombotic-and-bleeding-risk-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-place-of-oral-anticoagulants
#5
A G Obrezan, A Y Zemchenkov
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) aggravates course of practically all diseases by worsening outcomes and hindering adequate treatment. Specificities of renal excretion of various drugs, changes of parameters of their pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, nephrotoxic effects of drugs, tactics of drug therapy in conditions of CKD, terminal stage of kidney failure and dialysis are in the focus of attention of internists. To a greatest degree difficulties of drug therapy in CKD and associated clinical states refer to the group of anticoagulants...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781069/dual-and-triple-antithrombotic-therapies-current-patterns-of-practice-and-controversies
#6
Mark Crowther, John Eikelboom
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) has been the cornerstone of antithrombotic management for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Despite low-quality evidence, triple antithrombotic therapy involving acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel and warfarin or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) has been recommended in patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation undergoing PCI, who require long-term oral anticoagulation, although such strategy is associated with a substantially increased risk of bleeding compared with DAPT...
May 21, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776576/safety-of-apixaban-in-combination-with-dronedarone-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#7
Leif Friberg
BACKGROUND: There have been concerns about bleeding risks for patients with atrial fibrillation treated with dronedarone in combination with new oral anticoagulants (NOACs). The aim of the study was to compare the bleeding risks with the apixaban + dronedarone and warfarin + dronedarone combinations. METHOD: Retrospective study of Swedish nationwide health registers. All patients with atrial fibrillation who used dronedarone in combination with apixaban or warfarin during 2013-2016 were identified...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776574/incidence-of-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-advanced-liver-fibrosis-on-treatment-with-vitamin-k-or-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#8
Daniele Pastori, Gregory Y H Lip, Alessio Farcomeni, Francesco Del Sole, Angela Sciacqua, Francesco Perticone, Rossella Marcucci, Elisa Grifoni, Pasquale Pignatelli, Francesco Violi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of bleeding events in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated with vitamin K (VKAs) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) screened for the presence of liver fibrosis (LF). BACKGROUND: Previous studies provided conflicting results on bleeding risk in AF patients with liver disease on VKAs, and no data on NOACs in this setting are available. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of a prospective, observational multicentre study including 2330 AF outpatients treated with VKAs (n = 1297) or NOACs (n = 1033)...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767545/pharmacogenetics-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-a-review-of-identified-gene-variants-future-perspectives
#9
Adna Ašić, Damir Marjanović, Jure Mirat, Dragan Primorac
Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are becoming a therapy of choice in everyday clinical practice after almost 50 years during which warfarin and related coumarin derivatives were used as the main anticoagulants. Advantages of NOACs over standard anticoagulants include their predictable pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, stable plasma concentrations and less drug-drug and food-drug interactions. However, pharmacogenetics has its place in administration of NOACs, as considerable interindividual variations have been detected...
May 16, 2018: Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764673/comparison-between-thromboelastography-and-conventional-coagulation-test-should-we-abandon-conventional-coagulation-tests-in-polytrauma-patients
#10
Jaume Tur Martínez, Patrizio Petrone, Alexander Axelrad, Corrado P Marini
INTRODUCTION: TEG provides an in-vivo assessment of viscoelastic clot strength in whole blood compared with CCT, which may not reflect the influence of platelets. The aim of this study was to compare TEG vs. CCT in trauma patients stratified by mechanism of injury (MOI) and pre-existing coagulation status. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study of 230 polytrauma patients admitted to a University Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center, with TEG and CCT on admission stratified by MOI: multiple trauma (MT), isolated traumatic brain injury (TBI) or MT+TBI...
May 12, 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757786/management-of-venous-thromboembolism-with-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-a-review-for-nurse-practitioners-and-pharmacists
#11
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/29754667/is-there-a-role-for-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-guided-dosing-for-novel-oral-anticoagulants
#12
REVIEW
Noel Chan, Philip T Sager, Jack Lawrence, Thomas's Ortel, Paul Reilly, Scott Berkowitz, Dagmar Kubitza, John Eikelboom, Jeffry Florian, Norman Stockbridge, Martin Rose, Robert Temple, Jonathan H Seltzer
The novel direct oral anticoagulants (NOACs) represent a major advance in oral anticoagulant therapy and are replacing vitamin K antagonists as the preferred options for many indications. Given in fixed doses without routine laboratory monitoring, they have been shown to be at least as effective in reducing thromboembolic stroke as dose-adjusted warfarin in phase 3 randomized trials and less likely to cause hemorrhagic stroke. Pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic subanalyses of the major NOAC trials in patients with atrial fibrillation have established relationships between clinical characteristics, and drug levels and/or pharmacodynamic responses with both efficacy and safety...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754652/risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-without-prior-atrial-fibrillation-implications-for-expanding-the-indications-for-anticoagulation
#13
Xiaoxi Yao, Bernard J Gersh, Lindsey R Sangaralingham, Nilay D Shah, Peter A Noseworthy
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the role for non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients without atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the risks of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), AF, and major bleeding in patients without previously diagnosed AF. METHODS: Using a large US administrative database, we identified 6,495,875 patients ≥50 years between January 1, 2011, and September 30, 2016, who were not diagnosed with AF and were not treated with oral anticoagulants or nonaspirin antiplatelet agents...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750067/real-world-effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-anticoagulation-strategies-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-cohort-study-based-on-a-german-claims-dataset
#14
Sabrina Mueller, Antje Groth, Stefan G Spitzer, Anja Schramm, Andreas Pfaff, Ulf Maywald
Objective: To compare the real-world effectiveness and safety of non-vitamin-K-antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) treatment in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with a vitamin-K-antagonist (VKA)-based treatment. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of an anonymized claims dataset from 3 German health insurance funds covering the period from January 01, 2010 to June 30, 2014, with a minimum observation time of 12 months. All continuously insured patients with at least 2 outpatient AF diagnoses and/or 1 inpatient respective diagnosis who received at least 1 outpatient prescription of a NOAC or VKA were included...
2018: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745966/status-of-cardiac-arrhythmia-services-in-africa-in-2018-a-pascar-sudden-cardiac-death-task-force-report
#15
M A Talle, A Bonny, W Scholtz, A Chin, G Nel, K M Karaye, J B Anzouan-Kacou, A Damasceno, Y R Lubenga, M U Sani, B M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on the availability of health services to treat cardiac arrhythmias in Africa. METHODS: The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) Sudden Cardiac Death Task Force conducted a survey of the burden of cardiac arrhythmias and related services over two months (15 October to 15 December) in 2017. An electronic questionnaire was completed by general cardiologists and electrophysiologists working in African countries. The questionnaire focused on availability of human resources, diagnostic tools and treatment modalities in each country...
March 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741099/economic-evaluation-of-prescribing-conventional-and-newer-oral-anticoagulants-in-older-adults
#16
Syed Shahzad Hasan, Chia Siang Kow, Louise E Curley, Darrin L Baines, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Anticoagulants refer to a variety of agents that inhibit one or more steps in the coagulation cascade. Generally, clinical conditions that require the prescribing of an oral anticoagulant increase in frequency with age. However, a major challenge of anticoagulation use among older patients is that this group of patients also experience the highest bleeding risk. To date, economic evaluation of prescribing of anticoagulants that includes the novel or newer oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in older adults has not been conducted and is warranted...
May 9, 2018: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740755/optimal-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-triple-therapy-is-too-much
#17
REVIEW
M S Jacobs, R G Tieleman
Patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo a coronary intervention are eligible for both anticoagulation and (dual) antiplatelet therapy ((D)APT). An optimal balance has to be found to reduce the thromboembolic risk (i.e. stroke, systemic embolism and myocardial infarction) and to minimise the increased risk of bleeding with concomitant use of an anticoagulant and (D)APT. Owing to a lack of evidence, the guideline recommendations are predominantly based on expert opinion. Current evidence indicates that the combination of a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) and clopidogrel is safer than vitamin-K oral antagonists plus DAPT, which increases the risk of bleeding, without clear advantages in regard to efficacy...
May 8, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740750/comparing-the-cost-effectiveness-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-with-well-managed-warfarin-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-at-high-risk-of-bleeding
#18
Alexa R Hospodar, Kenneth J Smith, Yuting Zhang, Inmaculada Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Several studies have compared the cost effectiveness of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and warfarin using results from clinical trials evaluating NOACs. However, the time in therapeutic range (TTR) of warfarin groups ranged across clinical trials, and all were below the therapeutic goal of 70%. We compared the cost effectiveness of edoxaban 60 mg, apixaban 5 mg, dabigatran 150 mg, dabigatran 110 mg, rivaroxaban 20 mg, and well-managed warfarin with a TTR of 70% in preventing stroke among patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of bleeding...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736630/variations-in-clinical-management-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-according-to-different-equations-for-estimating-renal-function-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort
#19
Vincenzo Livio Malavasi, Daniele Pettorelli, Elisa Fantecchi, Cristina Zoccali, Giuliana Laronga, Tommaso Trenti, Gregory Yoke Hong Lip, Giuseppe Boriani
Prescription of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) requires an assessment of renal function (RF) and the Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equation is traditionally recommended. The objective of the study was to evaluate the potential changes in NOACs management using different equations for estimating RF. In a post hoc analysis of a prospective cohort of patients with atrial fibrillation, we considered different equations: (1) CG for creatinine clearance (CrCl), (2) modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD), (3) CKD-EPI, (4) Berlin Initiative Study 1 (BIS-1) and (5) full age spectrum (FAS), for glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
May 7, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735286/epistaxis-complicating-treatment-by-anti-vitamin-k-and-new-oral-anticoagulants
#20
V L'Huillier, C Badet, L Tavernier
OBJECTIVES: To assess any differences in severity and management of epistaxis when complicating treatment by anti-vitamin K (AVK) or by new oral anticoagulants (NOAC). MATERIALS AND METHOD: All patients admitted to the ENT department of a University Hospital Center for epistaxis under oral anticoagulation therapy between January 2010 and June 2015 were included in a retrospective study. Severity was assessed in terms of management and of hemoglobin level at admission...
May 4, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
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