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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645443/once-or-twice-daily-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-asian-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Kang-Ling Wang, Chun-Chih Chiu, Doreen Su-Yin Tan, Chun-Yi Lin, En-Yu Lai, Shinya Goto, Robert P Giugliano, Chern-En Chiang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a half-life of around 12 h. We aimed to clarify if there was any effect modification by dosing (once- or twice-daily) regimens in Asian patients. METHODS: Phase III randomized controlled trials of NOACs compared with warfarin in Asian patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) were identified and extracted from PubMed, CENTRAL, and CINAHL databases through November 2016. Outcomes were pooled by dosing regimens with the Mantel-Haenszel fixed-effects model...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644924/intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-bridge-between-two-centuries
#2
Georgios Tsivgoulis, Odysseas Kargiotis, Andrei Alexandrov
Intravenous tissue-plasminogen activator (tPA) remains the only approved systemic reperfusion therapy suitable for most patients presenting timely with acute ischemic stroke. Accumulating real-word experience for over 20 years regarding tPA safety and effectiveness lead to re-appraisal of original contraindications for intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Areas covered: This narrative review focuses on fast yet appropriate selection of patients for safe administration of tPA per recently expanded indications. Novel strategies for rapid patient assessment will be discussed...
June 23, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644585/a-cost-minimisation-analysis-of-noacs-compared-to-warfarin-to-attain-therapeutic-anticoagulation-amongst-af-patients-pre-and-post-cardioversion
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M O'Shea, A Murphy, A Kirby, G Allen, S O'Shea, R Curtin
Atrial fibrillation can be managed with anticoagulation and restoration of normal sinus rhythm using direct current cardioversion (DCCV). To reduce the risk of thromboembolism, anticoagulation pre-and-post DCCV is recommended. This study investigates the cost effectiveness of using NOACs compared to warfarin to attain therapeutic anticoagulation amongst AF patients pre-and-post DCCV. Propensity score matching revealed no statistically significant difference in outcomes from using NOACs and Warfarin. A cost minimisation study was performed; demonstrating a cost differential of €209 between those administered NOACs and warfarin pre- and post-DCCV...
December 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643004/effectiveness-and-safety-of-apixaban-therapy-in-daily-care-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-dresden-noac-registry
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Sindy Helmert, Sandra Marten, Heike Mizera, Antje Reitter, Kurtulus Sahin, Luise Tittl, Jan Beyer-Westendorf
The effectiveness and safety of apixaban for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (SPAF) demonstrated in ARISTOTLE needs to be confirmed in daily care. To evaluate effectiveness and safety of apixaban therapy in SPAF patients in daily care, we used data from an ongoing, prospective, non-interventional registry of more than 3000 patients on novel oral anticoagulants in daily care. Between 1 December 2012 and 31 August 2015, 514 patients receiving apixaban were enrolled. During a mean follow-up of 803.5 ± 228...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641379/clinical-events-preceding-switching-and-discontinuation-of-oral-anticoagulant-treatment-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Maja Hellfritzsch, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Steen Elkjær Husted, Lotte Rasmussen, Birgitte Klindt Poulsen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Jesper Hallas, Anton Pottegård
Aims: Switching between oral anticoagulants and treatment discontinuation are common events related to therapy with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). However, knowledge on the reasons leading to these treatment changes is scarce. The aim of this study was to identify clinical events preceding anticoagulant switching and NOAC discontinuation during oral anticoagulant therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation. Methods and results: We performed a nationwide register-based study including Danish atrial fibrillation patients initiating a NOAC between August 2011 and February 2016 (n = 50 623)...
October 17, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637460/healthcare-utilization-and-costs-for-patients-initiating-dabigatran-or-warfarin
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Shannon L Reynolds, Sameer R Ghate, Richard Sheer, Pranav K Gandhi, Chad Moretz, Cheng Wang, Stephen Sander, Mary E Costantino, Srinivas Annavarapu, George Andrews
BACKGROUND: Novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) such as dabigatran, when compared to warfarin, have been shown to potentially reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) together with lower healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) and similar total costs. This study expands on previous work by comparing HCRU and costs for patients newly diagnosed with NVAF and newly initiated on dabigatran or warfarin, and is the first study specifically in a Medicare population...
June 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629235/atrial-fibrillation-as-a-complication-of-ibrutinib-therapy-clinical-features-and-challenges-of-management
#7
Bronwyn C Thorp, Xavier Badoux
Ibrutinib is a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor finding increasingly widespread use in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Evidence of an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) emerged in Phase III studies with a median incidence of approximately 6%. The mechanism remains unknown, but inhibition of a cardioprotective pathway has been proposed. Ibrutinib induces a platelet function defect, increasing the bleeding risk of anticoagulation for AF stroke prophylaxis. Multiple potential drug interactions are an added complication...
June 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625380/factors-associated-with-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-outcomes-registry-for-better-informed-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-ii-orbit-af-ii
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Benjamin A Steinberg, Peter Shrader, Laine Thomas, Jack Ansell, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Elaine Hylek, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Emily C O'Brien, Daniel E Singer, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Several non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) alternatives to warfarin are available for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to describe the factors associated with selection of NOACs versus warfarin in patients with new onset AF. METHODS: The ORBIT-AF II study is a national, US, prospective, observational, cohort study of anticoagulation treatment in patients with AF receiving NOACs or warfarin in the United States from 2013 to 2016...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614582/effectiveness-and-safety-of-standard-dose-nonvitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-and-warfarin-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-with-a-single-stroke-risk-factor-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Gregory Y H Lip, Flemming Skjøth, Peter Brønnum Nielsen, Jette Nordstrøm Kjældgaard, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen
Importance: The randomized clinical trials comparing nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) vs warfarin largely focused on recruiting high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation with more than 2 stroke risk factors, with only the trials testing dabigatran or apixaban including few patients with 1 stroke risk factor. Despite this, regulatory approvals of all NOACs have been based on stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation with 1 or more stroke risk factors...
June 14, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611403/temporal-trends-in-initiation-of-vka-rivaroxaban-apixaban-and-dabigatran-for-the-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
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Caroline Sindet-Pedersen, Jannik Langtved Pallisgaard, Laila Staerk, Jeffrey S Berger, Morten Lamberts, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Jonas Bjerring Olesen
Danish nationwide registries were used to investigate temporal trends in initiation of rivaroxaban or apixaban or dabigatran versus vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). Patients treated with one of the NOACs (rivaroxaban, dabigatran, apixaban) or VKA were identified between February 2012 and September 2016. A total of 19,578 patients were included of which 10,844 (55.4%) were treated with VKA and 8,734 (44.6%) were treated with NOACs (rivaroxaban 7,572, apixaban 1,066, and dabigatran 96)...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606886/early-anticoagulation-drug-regimens-after-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-closure-safety-and-efficacy
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Martin W Bergmann, Timothy R Betts, Horst Sievert, Boris Schmidt, Evgeny Pokushalov, Stephan Kische, Thomas Schmitz, Felix Meincke, Kenneth M Stein, Lucas V Boersma, Hüseyin Ince
AIMS: While LAA closure has recently been incorporated in both European and US guidelines for stroke prevention, uncertainties regarding post-procedural drug therapy so far limit its adoption. METHODS AND RESULTS: 1005 patients were implanted with a WATCHMAN device in the prospective EWOLUTION study at 47 centers. 73.5% of the patients were deemed contraindicated for long-term OAC therapy. Here we report on 3-months data including the first follow-up TOE exam for 94% of the study population...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604566/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-peri-endoscopic-period
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Michael Genualdi, William H Frishman
Millions of patients in the United States are currently prescribed some form of anticoagulation therapy. Recently, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), including direct thrombin inhibitors and direct factor Xa inhibitors, have begun to replace warfarin as the drugs of choice for anticoagulation. As the use of these medications becomes more widespread, it is increasingly important for gastroenterologists to understand the risks associated with performing endoscopic procedures on patients who are taking NOACs. In this review, we provide an overview of the NOACs, as well as current guidelines from international societies regarding the management of patients scheduled to undergo endoscopic procedures who are prescribed these medications...
April 6, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595692/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulant-dosing-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-renal-dysfunction
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Xiaoxi Yao, Nilay D Shah, Lindsey R Sangaralingham, Bernard J Gersh, Peter A Noseworthy
BACKGROUND: Dose reduction of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is indicated in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) with renal impairment. Failure to reduce the dose in patients with severe kidney disease may increase bleeding risk, whereas dose reductions without a firm indication may decrease the effectiveness of stroke prevention. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to investigate NOAC dosing patterns and associated outcomes, i.e., stroke (ischemic stroke and systemic embolism) and major bleeding in patients treated in routine clinical practice...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594426/new-developments-in-anticoagulants-past-present-and-future
#14
Jeffrey I Weitz, Job Harenberg
Thrombosis is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and anticoagulants are the mainstay of its prevention and treatment. Starting with unfractionated heparin (UFH) and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) such as warfarin, the choices of anticoagulants have exploded in the past 20 years. With over 90 % subcutaneous bioavailability, no need for coagulation monitoring and dose adjustment, and a lower risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, low-molecular-weight heparin and fondaparinux have replaced UFH for prevention and initial treatment of venous thromboembolism and for secondary prevention in cancer patients...
June 8, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594049/venous-thromboembolism-past-present-and-future
#15
Sam Schulman, Walter Ageno, Stavros V Konstantinides
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), the third most frequent acute cardiovascular syndrome, is associated with a considerable disease burden which continues to grow along with the longer life expectancy of the population worldwide. In the past century, parenteral heparin prophylaxis was established for hospitalised patients at elevated risk of VTE. More recently, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) with a direct inhibiting effect on factor Xa or thrombin, underwent extensive testing in clinical trials and have been approved for patients undergoing hip or knee replacement...
June 8, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592382/incidence-of-mri-detected-brain-lesions-and-neurocognitive-function-after-electrical-cardioversion-in-anticoagulated-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#16
B Bellmann, J B Fiebach, S Guttmann, T Lin, K G Haeusler, R Bathe-Peters, L Köhler, D Steffens, M Kasner, V Tscholl, P Nagel, M Roser, U Landmesser, A Rillig
BACKGROUND: After electrical cardioversion (eCV) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the risk for clinically apparent cerebral thromboembolism is increased in the subsequent weeks. To date, there is little evidence on the incidence of acute brain lesions (ABL) detected with cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after eCV, in particular in patients treated with the Non-Vitamin K Antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC). AIMS: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the incidence of MRI-detected ABL, as well as the neuro-cognitive function after eCV in patients with persistent AF using NOACs as compared to phenprocoumon...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589690/perioperative-management-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery-at-a-tertiary-hospital
#17
Henry Wamala, Ian A Scott, Xenia Caney
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of patients receiving new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are undergoing elective surgery. The extent to which perioperative interruption of NOAC therapy and use of bridging heparin are concordant with best evidence is uncertain. METHODS: Retrospective study of consecutive adult patients undergoing elective surgery at a tertiary hospital between January 1(st) 2014 and June 30(th) 2015 and were receiving NOACs for at least 3 months prior to surgery...
June 7, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579855/thromboprophylaxis-with-apixaban-in-patients-undergoing-major-orthopedic-surgery-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Daniel Caldeira, Filipe B Rodrigues, Fausto J Pinto, Joaquim J Ferreira, João Costa
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal complication of orthopedic surgery, and until recently, few antithrombotic compounds were available for postoperative thromboprophylaxis. The introduction of the non-vitamin K antagonists oral anticoagulants (NOAC), including apixaban, has extended the therapeutic armamentarium in this field. Therefore, estimation of NOAC net clinical benefit in comparison with the established treatment is needed to inform clinical decision making...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572224/drug-therapy-in-anticoagulation-which-drug-for-which-patient
#19
Carolyn M Millar, Mike A Laffan
Four non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now licensed and available in the UK, offering unprecedented choices in anticoagulant therapy for clinicians and patients. NOACs have many clear benefits over warfarin, the most striking being the reduction in intracranial haemorrhage. However, a number of uncertainties remain: their efficacy in certain situations, utility of drug assays, significance of drug interactions and management of bleeding. In the absence of any direct comparative trials, it is not clear that any of the NOACs is significantly better than the others in any of the licensed indications...
June 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544489/thromboembolic-and-bleeding-complications-during-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-cancer-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-danish-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Anne G Ording, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Kasper Adelborg, Lars Pedersen, Paolo Prandoni, Henrik T Sørensen
Coexisting cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with thromboembolism and bleeding. We used Danish population-based medical databases to conduct a population-based cohort study that included all AF patients who redeemed a prescription for vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or non-VKA oral anticoagulant (NOAC) between July 2004 and December 2013. We characterized these patients according to the presence (N = 11,855) or absence (N = 56,264) of a cancer diagnosis before redemption of their oral anticoagulant prescription, and then examined their 1-year risk of thromboembolic or bleeding complications or death...
June 2017: Cancer Medicine
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