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Nurse practitioner and novel anticoagulants

Beata Bajorek, Parker Magin, Sarah Hilmer, Ines Krass
BACKGROUND: Recent attention to the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke prevention has emphasised the need to support the use of existing pharmacotherapy through available services and resources, in preference to using the new, more expensive, novel oral anticoagulants. In this regard, general practitioners (GPs) are at the core of care. AIMS: To survey Australian GPs regarding their approach to managing AF, particularly in relation to stroke prevention therapy, and to identify the range of services to support patient care...
2015: Australasian Medical Journal
Jenna M Murray, Amy Hellinger, Roger Dionne, Loren Brown, Rosemary Galvin, Suzanne Griggs, Karen Mittler, Kathy Harney, Shannon Manzi, Christina VanderPluym, Annette Baker, Patricia O'Brien, Cheryl O'Connell, Christopher S Almond
Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of stroke in children. Warfarin therapy can be difficult to manage safely in this population because of its narrow therapeutic index, multiple drug and dietary interactions, small patient size, high-risk cardiac indications, and lack of data to support anticoagulation recommendations. We sought to describe our institution's effort to develop a dedicated cardiac anticoagulation service to address the special needs of this population and to review the literature. In 2009, in response to Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals for Anticoagulation, Boston Children's Hospital created a dedicated pediatric Cardiac Anticoagulation Monitoring Program (CAMP)...
April 2015: Pediatric Cardiology
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