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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535119/comparison-of-effectiveness-and-safety-of-treatment-with-apixaban-vs-other-oral-anticoagulants-among-elderly-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Steven Deitelzweig, Xuemei Luo, Kiran Gupta, Jeffrey Trocio, Jack Mardekian, Tammy Curtice, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Brandy Menges, Jay Lin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of stroke/systemic embolism (S/SE) and major bleeding (MB) of elderly (≥65 years of age) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients initiating apixaban vs. rivaroxaban, dabigatran, or warfarin. METHODS: NVAF patients with Medicare Advantage coverage in the US initiating oral anticoagulants (OACs, index event) were identified from the Humana database (1/1/2013-9/30/2015) and grouped into cohorts depending on OAC initiated. Propensity score matching (PSM), 1:1, was conducted among patients treated with apixaban vs...
May 23, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532773/comparison-of-the-incidences-of-complications-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-vitamin-k-antagonists-versus-novel-oral-anticoagulants
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Giacomo Mugnai, Carlo de Asmundis, Saverio Iacopino, Erwin Stroker, Massimo Longobardi, Valentina De Regibus, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Juan Pablo Abugattas de Torres, Cesare Storti, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
Data evaluating the impact of the periprocedural administration of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) on complications in the setting of pulmonary vein (PV) isolation using cryoballoon (CB) is limited. In the present study, our aim was to analyze procedural characteristics and incidence of complications in those patients who underwent CB ablation for atrial fibrillation and the impact of NOACs on adverse events compared with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). Consecutive patients with drug resistant atrial fibrillation who underwent PV isolation by CB as index procedure were retrospectively included in our analysis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528780/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of-apixaban-and-vitamin-k-antagonist-therapy-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-treated-in-routine-german-practice
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Craig I Coleman, W Frank Peacock, Matthias Antz
BACKGROUND: Scarce data comparing real-world outcomes between apixaban and vitamin K antagonist (VKA) users with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) are available. We sought to assess the effectiveness and safety of newly-initiated apixaban vs. VKA in German NVAF patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis in German outpatients using IMS Disease Analyzer data. Adults newly-initiated on apixaban or a VKA from January 2013 to March 2015 with a diagnosis of NVAF on the day of the first qualifying oral anticoagulant (OAC) prescription (index date) or any time during one year prior, and at least one year of follow-up were included...
May 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525532/the-effects-of-indirect-and-direct-acting-anticoagulants-on-lupus-anticoagulant-assays-a-large-retrospective-study-at-a-coagulation-reference-laboratory
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Jansen N Seheult, Michael P Meyer, Franklin A Bontempo, Irina Chibisov
Objectives: To investigate the effects of indirect- and direct-acting anticoagulants on the interpretation of lupus anticoagulant (LAC) assays. Methods: A retrospective database review was performed to identify all LAC panels from November 2012 to November 2015. The positivity rates for three LAC tests were compared among various anticoagulant medications. Results: This analysis included 7,721 LAC panels. Direct oral anticoagulants, warfarin, and unfractionated heparin (UFH) were associated with higher LAC positivity rates compared with patients not receiving documented anticoagulation (83% for argatroban, 58% for dabigatran, 72% for rivaroxaban, 53% for apixaban, 56% for warfarin, and 36% for UFH vs 29% for no anticoagulation, P < ...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516318/effect-of-apixaban-on-all-cause-death-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-based-on-imputed-placebo-effect
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Patrícia O Guimarães, Renato D Lopes, Daniel M Wojdyla, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Stuart J Connolly, Greg C Flaker, Junyuan Wang, Michael Hanna, Christopher B Granger, Lars Wallentin, Kennedy R Lees, John H Alexander, John J V McMurray
PURPOSE: Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are the standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF); therefore, there is not equipoise when comparing newer oral anticoagulants with placebo in this setting. METHODS: To explore the effect of apixaban on mortality in patients with AF, we performed a meta-analysis of apixaban versus placebo using a putative placebo analysis based on randomized controlled clinical trials that compared warfarin, aspirin, and no antithrombotic control...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508916/direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-treatment-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism-what-do-we-know-so-far
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Minna Voigtlaender, Florian Langer
Cancer patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) are at increased risk for both bleeding and VTE recurrence. Anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is the standard of care during the initial and long-term treatment phase (i.e. during the first 3 - 6 months of therapy) based on its overall beneficial safety and efficacy profile compared to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban, and dabigatran are approved for the treatment of acute VTE, and the combined six phase-3 trials have included > 1500 patients with active cancer, as defined by variable selection criteria...
May 16, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506981/contemporary-trends-in-oral-anticoagulant-prescription-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-at-low-to-moderate-risk-of-stroke-after-guideline-recommended-change-in-use-of-the-chads2-to-the-cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-thromboembolic-risk-assessment-analysis-from-the-national
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David F Katz, Thomas M Maddox, Mintu Turakhia, Anil Gehi, Emily C O'Brien, Steven A Lubitz, Alexander Turchin, Gheorghe Doros, Lanyu Lei, Paul Varosy, Lucas Marzec, Jonathan C Hsu
BACKGROUND: Use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score instead of the CHADS2 score for thromboembolic risk stratification and initiation of oral anticoagulation (OAC) was recommended in the 2014 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. We sought to define the proportion of patients with AF qualifying for and receiving OAC in contemporary practice by applying the CHA2DS2-VASc score to patients with a low CHADS2 score. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among patients with AF enrolled in the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry's outpatient Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry (2008-2014) CHADS2 score of 0 or 1, we calculated the impact of adoption of the CHA2DS2-VASc score on the proportion of patients with an indication for OAC...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493216/appropriateness-of-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-long-term-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-older-people-results-of-an-evidence-based-review-and-international-consensus-validation-process-oac-forta-2016
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REVIEW
Martin Wehling, Ronan Collins, Victor M Gil, Olivier Hanon, Roland Hardt, Martin Hoffmeister, Pedro Monteiro, Terence J Quinn, Dieter Ropers, Giuseppe Sergi, Freek W A Verheugt
BACKGROUND: Age appropriateness of anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To review oral anticoagulants for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in older (age >65 years) people and to classify appropriate and inappropriate drugs based on efficacy, safety and tolerability using the Fit-fOR-The-Aged (FORTA) classification. METHODS: We performed a structured comprehensive review of controlled clinical trials and summaries of individual product characteristics to assess study and total patient numbers, quality of major outcome data and data of geriatric relevance...
May 10, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480507/initiation-of-anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation-which-factors-are-associated-with-choice-of-anticoagulant
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Anna Gundlund, Laila Staerk, Emil Loldrup Fosbøl, Kasper Gadsboel, Caroline Sindet-Pedersen, Anders Nissen Bonde, Gunnar H Gislason, Jonas Bjerring Olesen
BACKGROUND: The use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasing rapidly. We compared characteristics of AF patients initiated on NOACs versus vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS: Using Danish nationwide registry data we identified AF patients initiating either a VKA or a NOAC from 22 August 2011 until 30 September 2016. We compared patient characteristics including age, gender, comorbidities, concomitant pharmacotherapy and CHA2 DS2 -VASc and HAS-BLED scores in patients initiated on a VKA, dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479535/-measurement-of-prothrombin-fragment-1-2-for-the-assessment-of-anticoagulant-activity-in-patients-treated-with-warfarin-or-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulant
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Masanori Tomoda, Masahiro Yasaka, Yasuyuki Nakanishi, Goh Takaguchi, Asako Nakamura, Seiji Gotoh, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Yasushi Okada
[Background and purpose] Prothrombin fragment 1+2 (PF1+2) is a sensitive marker for blood coagulation system. In order to evaluate anticoagulant activity in patients treated with warfarin or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC), we measured plasma levels of PF1+2 and evaluated anticoagulant activity by each anticoagulant agent. [Methods] Subjects were 28 patients, 17 men and 11 women, 77±6 year old, with oral anticoagulant therapy for secondary prevention of stroke. We measured plasma levels of PF1+2 in 70 times in 7 patients treated with warfarin, and 154 times in 27 patients treated with NOAC...
May 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478715/safety-outcomes-of-apixaban-compared-with-warfarin-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Stefanie C Sarratt, Ross Nesbit, Robert Moye
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines make no specific recommendations on the selection of direct oral anticoagulants for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis. Based on these guidelines, warfarin remains the anticoagulant of choice in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare bleeding rates in patients receiving apixaban or warfarin with ESRD undergoing chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective, institutional review board-approved cohort analysis...
June 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476405/international-normalized-ratio-is-significantly-elevated-with-rivaroxaban-and-apixaban-drug-therapies-a-retrospective-study
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Fanny Ofek, Samuel Bar Chaim, Nirit Kronenfeld, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Matitiahu Berkovitch
PURPOSE: Direct factor Xa inhibitors such as rivaroxaban or apixaban may prolong prothrombin time (PT) and elevate international normalized ratio (INR). However, these tests are not reliable for assessing the anticoagulation effects of these agents. PT assay sensitivity is relatively weak at therapeutic drug concentrations and is subjected to significant variations depending on the reagent used. Conversion of PT to INR may even increase the variability. We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study aiming to assess the prevalence and extent of INR elevation in hospitalized patients receiving rivaroxaban or apixaban as part of their home medications and to find out whether other existing factors could elevate INR apart from the drug entity itself...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475282/risk-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-ground-level-fall-with-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulant-agents
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Michael Ganetsky, Gregory Lopez, Tara Coreanu, Victor Novack, Steven Horng, Nathan I Shapiro, Kenneth A Bauer
OBJECTIVES: Anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications are known to increase the risk and severity of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH), even with minor head trauma. Most studies on bleeding propensity with head trauma are retrospective, based on trauma registries, or include heterogeneous mechanisms of injury. The goal of this study was to determine the rate of tICH from only a common low-acuity mechanism of injury, that of a ground level fall, in patients taking one or more of the following antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications: aspirin, warfarin, prasugrel, ticagrelor, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban or enoxaparin...
May 5, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469881/a-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-that-developed-during-prophylactic-low-dose-dabigatran-treatment-resolved-after-switching-to-apixaban
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Taku Koyama, Yoritaka Otsuka, Masaaki Kawahara, Yuki Imoto, Keita Nakamura, Sunao Kodama, Hiroo Noguchi
We describe a case of atrial fibrillation in which an intracardiac thrombus that could not be prevented with "low-dose" dabigatran treatment was resolved by switching to apixaban treatment. Thrombolysis using direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) could be a therapeutic option for patients with intracardiac thrombi, although the efficacies of different DOACs seem to differ and need further examination.
May 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467656/direct-oral-anticoagulants-vs-enoxaparin-for-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-following-orthopedic-surgery-a-dose-response-meta-analysis
#15
R A Boyd, L DiCarlo, J W Mandema
We carried out a dose-response model-based meta-analysis to assess venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding with factor Xa (FXa) inhibitors (apixaban, edoxaban, rivaroxaban) and a thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) compared with European (EU) (40 mg q.d.) and North American (NA) (30 mg Q12H) dose regimens of a low molecular weight heparin (enoxaparin) following orthopedic surgery. Statistically significant differences in both VTE and bleeding outcomes were found between the NA and EU doses of enoxaparin, with odds ratios (95% confidence interval) for the NA vs...
May 3, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467190/risk-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-during-anticoagulant-treatment
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Aitor Lanas-Gimeno, Angel Lanas
Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a major problem in patients on oral anticoagulation therapy. This issue has become even more pressing since the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in 2009. Areas covered: Here we review current evidence related to GIB associated with oral anticoagulants, focusing on randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and post-marketing observational studies. Dabigatran 150 mg twice daily and rivaroxaban 20 mg once daily increase the risk of GIB compared to warfarin...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466408/incidence-and-predictors-of-silent-cerebral-thromboembolic-lesions-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-treated-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Atsushi Doi, Masahiko Takagi, Jun Kakihara, Yusuke Hayashi, Hiroaki Tatsumi, Kohei Fujimoto, Kenichi Sugioka, Minoru Yoshiyama
There are few reports about the incidence and predictors of silent cerebral thromboembolic lesions (SCLs) after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence and predictors of SCLs after AF ablation with cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (C-MRI) in patients treated with DOACs. We enrolled 117 consecutive patients who underwent first AF ablation and received DOACs, including apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban...
May 2, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465988/thrombotic-risk-after-a-major-bleeding-during-anticoagulation-a-clinical-case
#18
Serenella Conti, Marco Ciuffetti, Maria Cristina Vedovati
We report on a 81-year-old female admitted to the emergency department for the occurrence of abdominal pain after a minor trauma. She was on treatment with warfarin for atrial fibrillation. The abdominal computed tomography (CT) angiography revealed a retroperitoneal hematoma (RH) of the left iliopsoas muscle with no evidence of active bleeding. The international normalized ratio exceeded the upper recommended anticoagulation limit. Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) were used for anticoagulation reversal...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460657/resolution-of-intracardiac-thrombus-with-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-an-adult-patient-with-complex-chd
#19
Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Rosaria Barracano, Berardo Sarubbi
Thromboembolic complications occur frequently in Fontan patients with atrial arrhythmias and are a cause of significant morbidity and all-cause mortality. We report the case of an adult woman with direct atriopulmonary connection and atrial arrhythmia who developed a right atrial thrombus. She was switched to apixaban therapy because of echocardiographic evidence of thrombus progression despite combined therapy with warfarin and aspirin. After 1 year of treatment, there was evidence of complete thrombus resolution, in the absence of bleeding events...
May 2, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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
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