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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102773/the-optimal-duration-of-anticoagulant-therapy-after-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism-still-a-challenging-issue
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Giovanna Elmi, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Raffaele Pesavento
As about 50 % of patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) will develop new episodes after discontinuing therapy, indefinite treatment is suggested in patients with low or moderate bleeding risk. Baseline and post-baseline factors can help clinicians to identify patients at high risk of recurrence, who require extended treatment. Residual vein obstruction and D-dimer assay have been shown to be suitable methods for assessing the risk of VTE recurrences after a first unprovoked VTE. In treatment for VTE the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) is growing instead of the standard adjusted dose of vitamin K antagonists...
January 19, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071818/safety-profile-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulants-an-analysis-of-the-who-database-of-adverse-drug-reactions
#2
Luca Monaco, Chiara Biagi, Valentino Conti, Mauro Melis, Monia Donati, Mauro Venegoni, Alberto Vaccheri, Domenico Motola
AIM: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have shown non-inferiority to warfarin for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and a more promising safety profile. Unanswered safety aspects remain to addressed and available evidence on the risk associated with these drugs are conflicting. In order to contribute to the debate on their safety profile, we conducted a comparative analysis of the reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with DOACs in VigiBase...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057799/prospective-study-of-oral-anticoagulants-and-risk-of-liver-injury-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Alvaro Alonso, Richard F MacLehose, Lin Y Chen, Lindsay Gs Bengtson, Alanna M Chamberlain, Faye L Norby, Pamela L Lutsey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of liver injury hospitalisation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after initiation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or warfarin and to determine predictors of liver injury hospitalisation in this population. METHODS: We studied 113 717 patients (mean age 70, 39% women) with AF included in the MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental databases with a first prescription for oral anticoagulation after 4 November 2011, followed through 31 December 2014...
January 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056795/bleeding-outcomes-associated-with-rivaroxaban-and-dabigatran-in-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Manish Pursun, Akash Bhurtu, Wei-Qiang Huang
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is commonly used as a secondary prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, limitations have been observed even with the use of this medication. Recently, several newer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been approved for use by the food and drug administrations. Unfortunately, these newer drugs have seldom been compared directly with each other. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the bleeding events associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran in patients treated for non-valvular AF...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055097/assessment-of-patient-adherence-to-direct-oral-anticoagulant-vs-warfarin-therapy
#5
Salma I Patel, Chad Cherington, Robyn Scherber, Kathryn Barr, Ryan McLemore, Donald E Morisky, Stephen Cha, Farouk Mookadam, Fadi Shamoun
CONTEXT: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) may be as effective as, and at times safer than, warfarin. Because DOACs do not require regular serum level monitoring, patients' interaction with the health care system may be reduced. To the authors' knowledge, although studies have evaluated warfarin adherence, few studies have evaluated the real-world adherence to DOACs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a difference exists between medication adherence of patients taking DOACs vs patients taking warfarin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050755/effect-of-major-gastrointestinal-tract-surgery-on-the-absorption-and-efficacy-of-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants-doacs
#6
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...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050712/optimizing-the-use-of-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-for-atrial-fibrilation-in-primary-care-a-pharmacist-led-intervention
#7
Mandeep S Virdee, Derek Stewart
Background Updated evidence-based guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitate patient review, particularly with respect to oral anticoagulants, to ensure maximum health gain around stroke prophylaxis. Objective To quantify the level of anticoagulation utilisation in patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc ≥1/≥2 (male/female) according to evidence-based guidelines and to assess the impact of a pharmacist-led intervention to optimise therapy. Setting Fifteen general medical practices in Liverpool, North-West England with a practice population of 99,129...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045242/evidence-for-periprocedural-antiplatelet-therapy-heparinization-and-bridging-of-coumarin-therapy-in-carotid-revascularization
#8
Art Brand, Gert J DE Borst
Thromboembolism prevention is a crucial factor determining both the natural outcome and outcome of intervention of stenotic atherosclerotic carotid artery pathology. Roughly 80% of all natural course cerebral ischemic events are caused by thromboembolism, versus 20% due to hemodynamic insufficiency. The risk of periprocedural cerebral (micro) thromboembolization during carotid revascularization is considered to be even higher, with a higher rate in carotid artery stenting (CAS) as compared to carotid endarterectomy (CEA)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043992/direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-heparins-laboratory-values-and-pitfalls-in-bridging-therapy
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Thomas Eller, Tobias Flieder, Vanessa Fox, Tatjana Gripp, Marcus Dittrich, Joachim Kuhn, Susanne Alban, Cornelius Knabbe, Ingvild Birschmann
OBJECTIVES: The three direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) dabigatran, apixaban and rivaroxaban are now widely used in clinical practice. For patients requiring perioperative interruption of DOACs, heparin bridging is still under discussion. Here we show, for the first time, the influence of concomitantly used DOACs and heparins on laboratory assays. METHODS: For spiking experiments, 10 healthy donors and nine patients treated with DOACs were investigated. The measurement of DOACs and heparins was performed with routine methods on the ACL TOP [HEMOCLOT(®) direct thrombin inhibitor (CoaChrom Diagnostica, Austria), COAMATIC(®) Heparin (Chromogenix, USA) calibrated with rivaroxaban, apixaban, unfractionated heparin (UFH) and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), additionally PT reagent RecombiPlasTin 2G and aPTT reagent SynthASil (Instrumentation Laboratory, Germany)] and the DOACs were additionally quantified with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
January 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043907/gastrointestinal-safety-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-large-population-based-study
#10
Neena S Abraham, Peter A Noseworthy, Xiaoxi Yao, Lindsey R Sangaralingham, Nilay D Shah
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) agents increase the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. We investigated which DOAC had the most favorable GI safety profile and compared differences among these drugs in age-related risk of GI bleeding. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, propensity-matched study using administrative claims data from the OptumLabs Data Warehouse of privately insured individuals and Medicare Advantage enrollees. We created 3 propensity-matched cohorts of patients with non-valve atrial fibrillation with incident exposure to dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban, from October 1, 2010 through February 28, 2015...
December 30, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029563/-use-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-primary-care-actua-study
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V Barrios, C Escobar, J M Lobos, J Polo, D Vargas
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 40% of patients with non-valvular auricular fibrillation (NVAF) who receive vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in Primary Care in Spain have poor anticoagulation control. The objective of the study Actuación en antiCoagulación, Tratamiento y Uso de anticoagulantes orales de acción directa (ACOD) en Atención primaria (ACTUA) (Action in Coagulation, Treatment and Use of direct oral anticoagulants [DOACs]) in Primary Care) was to analyse the current situation regarding the use of VKA and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with NVAF in Primary Care in Spain and the possible issues arising from it...
October 28, 2016: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028988/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-thrombophilia-challenges-in-diagnostic-evaluation-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Anetta Undas, Tadeusz Góralczyk
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are increasingly used in the prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE), including that associated with thrombophilia. The efficacy of DOACs in thrombophilic patients, especially those with severe trombophilia or triple positive antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) with arterial thromboembolic events, remains controversial. Most case reports and case series indicate that DOACs are an attractive therapeutic option in the vast majority of these patients at high risk of recurrent VTE with more concerns raised in high-risk APS patients and these deficient in protein S (PS)...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009449/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-vs-traditional-anticoagulants-in-cirrhosis
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Justine Hum, Joseph J Shatzel, Janice H Jou, Thomas G Deloughery
INTRODUCTION: The coagulopathy of cirrhosis is complex, placing patients at risk for both bleeding and thrombosis. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have equivalent or superior efficacy and safety as compared to vitamin K antagonists (VKA); however, their efficacy and safety in liver cirrhosis has not been studied. To better define this, we evaluated outcomes of cirrhotic patients prescribed DOACS compared to other anticoagulants at our center. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of cirrhotic patients prescribed therapeutic anticoagulation over a 3 year period for thrombosis or prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008269/perioperative-management-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-doacs-a-systemic-review
#14
REVIEW
Tagore Sunkara, Emmanuel Ofori, Vadim Zarubin, Megan E Caughey, Vinaya Gaduputi, Madhavi Reddy
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are in wide use among patients requiring both short- and long-term anticoagulation, mainly due to their ease of use and the lack of monitoring requirements. With growing use of DOACs, it is imperative that physicians be able to manage patients on these medications, especially in the perioperative period. We aim to provide guidance on the management of DOACs in the perioperative period. In this review, we performed an extensive literature search summarizing the management of patients on direct-acting anticoagulants in the perioperative period...
2016: Health Services Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004413/direct-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-with-valvular-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Ryan E Owens, Rajesh Kabra, Carrie S Oliphant
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are indicated for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), which, according to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines, excludes patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis, a mechanical or bioprosthetic heart valve, or mitral valve repair. However, the data regarding use of DOACs in AF patients with other types of valvular heart disease (VHD) are unclear. We aimed to summarize and evaluate the literature regarding the safety and efficacy of DOAC use in NVAF patients with other types of VHD...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000559/in-models-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-rivaroxaban-is-superior-to-warfarin-to-limit-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-hematoma-expansion
#16
Shigenobu Sawada, Yoko Ono, Yusuke Egashira, Toshinori Takagi, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Toru Iwama, Hideaki Hara
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) during oral anticoagulation therapy with an oral vitamin K epoxidase reductase such as warfarin is a life-threatening complication. However, whether direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are associated with larger hematoma volume and higher mortality rates remains controversial. We evaluated the hematoma volume and pathophysiology of ICH during anticoagulation with warfarin or rivaroxaban, an orally active direct factor Xa inhibitor. Mice were orally pretreated with rivaroxaban (10 or 30 mg/kg), warfarin (4 mg/kg), or vehicle...
December 16, 2016: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000318/dawn-of-the-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants-trends-in-oral-anticoagulant-prescribing-in-wales-2009-2015
#17
M B Protty, J Hayes
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Oral anticoagulants (OACs) have been used for decades for the long-term prevention of arterial and venous thromboembolic disease. These include warfarin and the newer direct-acting OACs (DOACs). Data on 'real-life' prescribing patterns for DOACs are limited. In this commentary, we report the prescribing patterns for OACs in Wales, as a representative country within the UK. COMMENT: A retrospective analysis of anonymized OAC prescribing data in Wales from June 2009 to December 2015...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993122/in-models-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-rivaroxaban-is-superior-to-warfarin-to-limit-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-hematoma-expansion
#18
Shigenobu Sawada, Yoko Ono, Yusuke Egashira, Toshinori Takagi, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Toru Iwama, Hideaki Hara
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) during oral anticoagulation therapy with an oral vitamin K epoxidase reductase such as warfarin is a life-threatening complication. However, whether direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are associated with larger hematoma volume and higher mortality rates remains controversial. We evaluated the hematoma volume and pathophysiology of ICH during anticoagulation with warfarin or rivaroxaban, an orally active direct factor Xa inhibitor. Mice were orally pretreated with rivaroxaban (10 or 30 mg/kg), warfarin (4 mg/kg), or vehicle...
December 16, 2016: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992120/dabigatran-enhances-platelet-reactivity-and-platelet-thrombin-receptor-expression-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Alina Achilles, Annemarie Mohring, Lisa Dannenberg, Maria Grandoch, Thomas Hohlfeld, Jens Fischer, Bodo Levkau, Malte Kelm, Tobias Zeus, Amin Polzin
BACKGROUND: The direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) dabigatran is a direct thrombin inhibitor. Its landmark trial, the RE-LY study, observed a trend towards a higher incidence of myocardial infarctions (MI) in dabigatran treated patients. Since then, it has been discussed whether dabigatran increases the risk of MI. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to assess platelet reactivity and platelet thrombin receptor expression in dabigatran-treated patients. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 13 hospitalized patients with planned initiation of dabigatran medication...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989533/the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-56-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#20
Katarzyna Malec, Tadeusz Góralczyk, Anetta Undas
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a common acquired thrombophilia associated with a high thrombotic risk, in which vitamin K antagonists (VKA) represent the mainstay of therapy. Case series involving up to 35 patients with APS suggested limited efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the prospective case series we followed 56 consecutive patients with APS (44 women and 12 men, aged from 22 to 64years), including 33 (60%) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 16 (28...
December 14, 2016: Thrombosis Research
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