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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325495/management-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism-a-case-based-practical-approach
#1
Minna Voigtlaender, Florian Langer
In patients with solid tumours or haematological malignancies, venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death and significantly contributes to morbidity and healthcare resource utilization. Current practice guidelines recommend long-term anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) as the treatment of choice for cancer-associated VTE, based on clinical trial data showing an overall improved safety and efficacy profile of LMWH compared to vitamin K antagonists. However, several open questions remain, e...
January 12, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317937/evaluating-the-potential-for-pharmacists-to-prescribe-oral-anticoagulants-for-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Roopinder K Sandhu, Lisa M Guirguis, Tammy J Bungard, Erik Youngson, Lisa Dolovich, Jamie C Brehaut, Jeff S Healey, Finlay A McAlister
Background: Oral anticoagulant therapy (OAC) to prevent atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes remains poorly used. Alternate strategies, such as community pharmacist prescribing of OAC, should be explored. Methods: Approximately 400 pharmacists, half with additional prescribing authority (APA), randomly selected from the Alberta College of Pharmacists, were invited to participate in an online survey over a 6-week period. The survey consisted of demographics, case scenarios assessing appropriateness of OAC (based on the 2014 Canadian Cardiovascular Society AF guidelines) and perceived barriers to prescribing...
January 2018: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306122/exploration-of-adherence-and-patient-experiences-with-doacs-one-year-after-switching-from-vitamin-k-antagonists-insights-from-the-switching-study
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John K Bartoli-Abdou, Jignesh P Patel, Jacob Crawshaw, Bipin Vadher, Alison Brown, Lara N Roberts, Raj K Patel, Roopen Arya, Vivian Auyeung
BACKGROUND: Current UK and European guidelines recommend anticoagulated patients prescribed warfarin with time in therapeutic range (TTR) <65% be considered for DOAC therapy. There has been considerable concern that adherence with DOACs may be poor compared with warfarin. Little is known about the patient experience of switching from warfarin to DOAC and how patients manage their DOAC long term. Our aim was to conduct focus groups exploring patient's previous experiences with warfarin, their current experience with DOACs, their adherence to DOACs and the long-term service provision they envisage...
January 2, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297661/the-role-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-management-of-venous-thromboembolism
#4
Taylor Steuber
Appropriate treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is critical to minimizing long-term morbidity and mortality. The emergence of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has provided clinicians with expanded therapeutic options for patients with VTE, and as a result, updated practice guidelines released by the American College of Chest Physicians favor DOACs over traditional anticoagulants, such as warfarin. The newest DOAC, betrixaban, received FDA approval in 2017, with an indication for VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized adults...
December 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188376/the-role-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-cancer-related-venous-thromboembolism-a-perspective-beyond-the-guidelines
#5
REVIEW
Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez
Cancer-related venous thromboembolism (Wickham et al., Intern Med J 42(6):698-708, 2012) is an important source of morbidity and mortality in that population. The standard of care for the treatment of cancer-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for long periods of time. The favorable clinical trial results for efficacy and safety and availability of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) have remodeled the care and options for treatment of venous thromboembolism in the adult population...
November 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188358/anticoagulation-strategies-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-after-pci-or-with-acs-the-end-of-triple-therapy
#6
N Fluschnik, P M Becher, R Schnabel, S Blankenberg, D Westermann
Clinicians struggle daily with the optimal regimen for patients with an indication for antiplatelet therapy after stenting and in patients needing oral anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). This is not only difficult in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) but also in the large number of patients with AF undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The challenge is to strike a balance between the increasing risk of bleeding events and ischemic or thrombotic events. Until recently, guidelines were based on expert consensus and a few small, many of them retrospective, trials...
November 29, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176437/anticoagulant-options-in-atrial-fibrillation-when-new-treatments-become-standard-practice
#7
Connie S Cole, Richard Zimmerman
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have expanded options for treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, DOACs are not warfarin substitutes, and NPs need to be aware of the difference. DOACs are first-line agents when treating AF, yet warfarin has not been replaced. Individualized patient characteristics drive current guidelines.
December 15, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055248/simultaneous-quantification-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-currently-used-in-anticoagulation-therapy
#8
Kathrin I Foerster, Andrea Huppertz, Oliver J Müller, Timolaos Rizos, Lisa Tilemann, Walter E Haefeli, Jürgen Burhenne
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are among the most effective options to prevent serious thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. Coagulation assays are used to assess DOAC activity, but lack the possibility to quantify drugs with concurrent pharmacodynamic effect. We developed a selective multi-drug assay to analyze apixaban, betrixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, edoxaban M4, and rivaroxaban with ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS/MS) in plasma fulfilling all requirements of the FDA und EMA guidelines for bioanalytical method validation...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043538/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-medically-ill-patients-a-mixed-treatment-comparison-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Majed S Al Yami, Matthew A Silva, Jennifer L Donovan, Abir O Kanaan
The American College of Chest Physicians guidelines recommend unfractionated heparin (UFH), low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) or fondaparinux for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), in medically-ill patients. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been evaluated relative to enoxaparin for VTE prophylaxis though head-to-head comparisons of these agents are lacking. Therefore, we conducted a mixed treatment comparisons meta-analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of established treatments and DOACs for VTE prophylaxis in medically-ill patients...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914077/decision-algorithms-for-direct-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-practical-guide-for-neurologists
#10
Isabella Canavero, Giuseppe Micieli, Maurizio Paciaroni
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are valid alternative options to vitamin K antagonists due to their limited interactions with drugs or food and the fact that they do not require regular coagulation monitoring. To this regard, recent practice guidelines recommend that DOACs should be considered as first-line anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). This review (1) outlines current international guidelines for the management of DOACs to prevent stroke in patients with NVAF, (2) outlines indications for elderly patients as well as specific settings including acute coronary syndromes and intracranial hemorrhage, and (3) offers a practical guide for the use of DOACs in neurological settings...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883793/a-multilevel-analysis-of-real-world-variations-in-oral-anticoagulation-initiation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-valencia-a-european-region
#11
Aníbal García-Sempere, Daniel Bejarano-Quisoboni, Julián Librero, Clara L Rodríguez-Bernal, Salvador Peiró, Gabriel Sanfélix-Gimeno
Introduction: Beyond clinical trials, clinical practice guidelines, and administrative regulation, treatment decision-making can be influenced by individual and contextual factors. Our goal was to describe variations in the patterns of initiation of anticoagulation therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation by Health Areas (HA) in the region of Valencia in Spain and to quantify the influence of the HAs on variations in treatment choice. Methods: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study of all atrial fibrillation patients who started treatment with oral anticoagulants between November 2011 and February 2014 in each of the region's 24 HAs...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867369/-oral-anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation-what-is-the-guideline-for-using-new-drugs
#12
J A Ibáñez Pérez de Viñaspre, J Gómez Bitrian, R Royo Hernández, M de Azúa Jiménez, C Marco López, L Urieta González
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether there are differences between atrial fibrillation (AF) patients initiating new direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC) therapy and vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy in an emergency service. METHODS: Descriptive, observational, prospective study. We enrolled patients with AF who were visited in a hospital emergency service over one year. RESULTS: This study included 492 patients with AF, and 189 subjects received anticoagulant therapy, 104 with VKA (55%), and 85 with DOAC (45%)...
August 31, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863196/impact-of-inr-monitoring-reversal-agent-use-heparin-bridging-and-anticoagulant-interruption-on-rebleeding-and-thromboembolism-in-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#13
Naoyoshi Nagata, Toshiyuki Sakurai, Shiori Moriyasu, Takuro Shimbo, Hidetaka Okubo, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Chizu Yokoi, Mikio Yanase, Junichi Akiyama, Naomi Uemura
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulant management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) during the pre-endoscopic period has not been fully addressed in American, European, or Asian guidelines. This study sought to evaluate the risks of rebleeding and thromboembolism in anticoagulated patients with acute GIB. METHODS: Baseline, endoscopy, and outcome data were reviewed for 314 patients with acute GIB: 157 anticoagulant users and 157 age-, sex-, and important risk-matched non-users...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860793/evaluation-of-bleeding-in-patients-receiving-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#14
REVIEW
Erika L Hellenbart, Kathleen D Faulkenberg, Shannon W Finks
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recognized by evidence-based treatment guidelines as the first-line option for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. As use of these anticoagulants has become favored over the past several years, reported bleeding-related adverse drug events with these agents has increased. In randomized clinical trials, all DOACs have a reduced risk for intracranial hemorrhage, while major and other bleeding results have varied among the agents compared to vitamin K antagonists...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832296/-continued-anticoagulation-for-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism-guidance-through-the-maze-of-recent-studies
#15
F A Klok, M V Huisman
Recent American, European and Dutch guidelines recommend indefinite anticoagulation after a diagnosis of unprovoked venous thromboembolism in the absence of a high bleeding risk. The recommended approach would be to only stop anticoagulant therapy after three months in patients with one or more untreatable risk factors for bleeding such as prior major bleeding, uncorrectable hypertension or deep thrombocytopenia. Vitamin K-antagonists and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) were found to protect against recurrent venous thromboembolism at cost of major bleedings, although at a lower frequency than the number of prevented thrombotic events...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799998/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-hiv-a-review
#16
Timothy A West, Jacinta Perram, Cameron J Holloway
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atrial fibrillation is increasingly common in the ageing population. Patients with atrial fibrillation and HIV have a higher stroke risk, with guidelines recommending anticoagulation in the majority. Whilst anticoagulation options have diversified in the last decade for the general population, there is limited evidence for the safety and efficacy of these medications when used concurrently with antiretroviral therapy. We review the potential for patients with HIV on antiretroviral therapy to have direct-acting oral anticoagulations (DOACs)...
November 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781025/changes-in-oral-anticoagulant-prescribing-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Endalkachew Admassie, Leanne Chalmers, Luke R Bereznicki
Suboptimal guideline adherence and underuse of anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been reported worldwide. This study aimed to compare anticoagulation practice in Australia during the pre- and postdirect oral anticoagulant (DOAC) eras. Between January 2011 and July 2015, patients with nonvalvular AF (NVAF) admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia, were retrospectively reviewed. The pre- and post-DOAC era cohorts included admissions from January 2011 to July 2013 and August 2013 to July 2015, respectively...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780343/the-role-of-heparin-lead-in-in-the-real-world-management-of-acute-venous-thromboembolism-the-prefer-in-vte-registry
#18
Rupert Bauersachs, Giancarlo Agnelli, Anselm K Gitt, Manuel Monreal, Patrick Mismetti, Stefan N Willich, Petra Laeis, Eva-Maria Fronk, Peter Bramlage, Alexander T Cohen
INTRODUCTION: The appropriate strategy for initiating oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy after an acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) depends on the intermediate-term anticoagulant to be used. While heparin bridging to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) is required, the direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) rivaroxaban (30mg/day) and apixaban (10mg/day) can be initiated directly without parenteral anticoagulation. The objective was to evaluate OAC initiation patterns in clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PREFER in VTE was an international, non-interventional registry conducted between January 2013 and August 2015...
September 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765760/study-design-of-general-general-practitioners-and-embolism-prevention-in-nvaf-patients-treated-with-rivaroxaban-real-life-evidence-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-in-primary-care-physicians-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-in
#19
Kengo Kusano, Masaharu Akao, Hikari Tsuji, Kunihiko Matsui, Shinya Hiramitsu, Yutaka Hatori, Hironori Odakura
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban, a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC), has become available for stroke prevention in patients with non-valular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). However, little is known about its effectiveness and safety when prescribed by general practitioners in real-life settings. METHODS: GENERAL is a multicenter, prospective, non-interventional observational study of patients receiving rivaroxaban for NVAF in daily clinical practice prescribed specifically by general practitioners...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713563/recent-advances-in-the-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-era-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#20
REVIEW
Jeffrey I Weitz, Iqbal H Jaffer, James C Fredenburgh
The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have now supplanted vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The DOACs include dabigatran, which inhibits thrombin, and rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban, which inhibit factor Xa. The DOACs are as effective for the prevention of recurrence as conventional VTE treatment, consisting of a parenteral anticoagulant followed by a VKA, and are associated with less bleeding. Because of these properties and the convenience of fixed dosing without the need for routine coagulation monitoring, guidelines now recommend DOACs over VKAs for VTE treatment in patients without active cancer...
2017: F1000Research
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