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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790169/disease-understanding-in-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Brystana G Kaufman, Sunghee Kim, Karen Pieper, Larry A Allen, Bernard J Gersh, Gerald V Naccarelli, Michael D Ezekowitz, Gregg C Fonarow, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Daniel E Singer, Paul S Chan, James V Freeman, Jack Ansell, Peter R Kowey, James A Rieffel, Jonathan Piccini, Eric Peterson, Emily C O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: To describe self-reported disease understanding for newly diagnosed patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and assess (1) how disease understanding changes over the first 6 months after diagnosis and (2) the relationship between patient understanding of therapies at baseline and treatment receipt at 6 months among treatment-naïve patients. METHODS: We analysed survey data from SATELLITE (Survey of Patient Knowledge and Personal Priorities for Treatment), a substudy of patients with new-onset AF enrolled in the national Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT) II registry across 56 US sites...
August 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756016/pharmacological-stroke-prevention-in-the-elderly-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-poland-results-of-polsenior-study
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Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Michał Skrzypek, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Jerzy Chudek, Andrzej Więcek, Krystyna Pierzchała, Beata Łącka-Gaździk, Tomasz Grodzicki
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent clinically significant arrhythmia, especially common in the elderly. As it is known, AF is associated with increased risk of stroke. Little is known about pharmacological cardiovascular prevention in the elderly with AF in Poland. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the frequency of pharmacological stroke prevention among the elderly with AF in Poland and its association with clinical characteristics and concomitant cardiovascular risk factors...
July 11, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652670/satisfaction-with-and-adherence-to-warfarin-treatment-a-cross-sectional-study-among-sudanese-patients
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Tarig Yousif Mohamed Eltayeb, Malik Suliman Mohamed, Abubaker Ibrahim Elbur, Ahmed Sayed Ahmed Elsayed
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction with and adherence to oral anticoagulant treatment are important measures that decrease morbidity and mortality. Higher satisfaction and adherence to warfarin therapy was found to be associated among other factors with good International Normalized Ratio (INR) control. OBJECTIVES: To assess patient satisfaction with and adherence to oral anticoagulant therapy and to identify predictors of the two studied domains. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Cardiothoracic Clinic in Alshaab Teaching Hospital; Khartoum; Sudan during March-April 2015...
July 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
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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MULTICENTER STUDY
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/28545820/extracardiac-conduit-fontan-outcome-data-in-early-adulthood
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Dominica Zentner, Caitlin Cheshire, Leeanne Grigg
BACKGROUND: To describe the survival and health outcome status of young adults with an extracardiac Fontan procedure performed either as a primary or conversion (secondary) Fontan surgery. METHODS: The database of the Adult Congenital Heart disease service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital was interrogated to identify all adults who had undergone a primary extracardiac conduit Fontan (n=29) or a Fontan conversion with this procedure (n=8). We then determined vital status, age, original anatomy and functional status in early adulthood in both groups...
May 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528624/root-cause-analysis-of-adverse-events-in-an-outpatient-anticoagulation-management-consortium
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Christopher M Graves, Brian Haymart, Eva Kline-Rogers, Geoffrey D Barnes, Linda K Perry, Denise Pluhatsch, Nannette Gearhart, Helen Gikas, Noelle Ryan, Brian Kurtz
BACKGROUND: A number of factors can lead to adverse events (AEs) in patients taking warfarin. Performing a root cause analysis (RCA) of serious AEs is one systematic way of determining the causes of these events. METHODS: Multidisciplinary teams were formed at Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI(2)) sites with organized anticoagulation management services (AMS). Medical records from patients who suffered serious AEs (major bleed, embolic stroke, venous thromboembolism) were reviewed, and AMS staff were interviewed to determine the root cause using the "5 Whys" technique...
June 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508324/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-intervention-in-anticoagulation-clinic-in-sudan
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Nahid Osman Ahmed, Bashier Osman, Yassein Mohamed Abdelhai, Tariq Muhammed Hashim El-Hadiyah
Background Many trials have compared anticoagulation management provided by a pharmacist led anticoagulation clinic versus usual physician care showing the role for clinical pharmacist in the management of anticoagulant therapy, and demonstrating excellent outcomes. In Sudan, there is no published research evaluating the role of pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care for patients taking warfarin. Objective The objective of the study is to assess the role of clinical pharmacist intervention in warfarin patients compared to usual medical care...
August 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472091/patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-outcomes-of-cerebral-infarction-in-those-with-treatment-of-warfarin-versus-no-warfarin-with-references-to-cha2ds2-vasc-score-age-and-sex-a-swedish-nationwide-observational-study-with-48-433-patients
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Tommy Andersson, Anders Magnuson, Ing-Liss Bryngelsson, Ole Frøbert, Karin M Henriksson, Nils Edvardsson, Dritan Poçi
AIMS: There is controversy in the guidelines as to whether patients with atrial fibrillation and a low risk of stroke should be treated with anticoagulation, especially those with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 point. METHODS: In a retrospective, nationwide cohort study, we used the Swedish National Patient Registry, the National Prescribed Drugs Registry, the Swedish Registry of Education and the Population and Housing Census Registry. 48 433 patients were identified between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2008 with incident atrial fibrillation who were divided in age categories, sex and a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0, 1, 2 and ≥3 and they were included in a time-varying analysis of warfarin treatment versus no treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386054/acute-myocardial-infarction-due-to-coronary-artery-embolism-in-a-22-year-old-woman-with-mitral-stenosis-with-atrial-fibrillation-under-warfarinization-successful-management-with-anticoagulation
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Mahmadula Razi, Vikash Chaturvedi, Yatish Besthenahalli Erappa, Shravan Singh, Vikas Mishra, Dibbendhu Khanra, Karandeep Singh
BACKGROUND Coronary artery embolization is an exceedingly rare cause of myocardial infarction, but a few cases in association with prosthetic mechanical valves have been reported. We report a case of embolic myocardial infarction caused by a thrombus in the left atrium with deranged coagulation profile in a patient with critical mitral stenosis under warfarinization. CASE REPORT A 22-year-old woman was taken to the catheterization lab for early coronary intervention in lieu of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314139/patients-experiences-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-and-their-educational-needs-a-qualitative-study
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Danielle E Clarkesmith, Gregory Y H Lip, Deirdre A Lane
PURPOSE: Qualitative research on atrial fibrillation (AF) patient's experiences and perceptions of taking the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention is limited. This study explores patients' experiences of dabigatran and their recommendations for development of educational materials. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Semi-structured individual interviews with 8 warfarin-naive and 8 warfarin-experienced AF patients, using qualitative deductive thematic analysis...
March 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274053/dentists-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-in-treating-patients-taking-oral-antithrombotic-medications-a-survey
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Ravindran Chinnaswami, Ritvi K Bagadia, Anusha Mohan, Eswar Kandaswamy, Deepak Chandrasekaran
INTRODUCTION: India lists high on patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, stroke and myocardial infarction. Hence, a large proportion of the population is on long term Oral Antithrombotic Medications (OAM). Though several guidelines exist on dental management of these patients, previous surveys have shown variation among the dentists. AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of dentists in Chennai, India, towards dental management of patients taking OAM using a questionnaire survey...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259509/early-antithrombotic-treatment-with-warfarin-oral-suspension-in-severe-neonatal-protein-c-deficiency
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C Milleret, C Epiard, S Douchin, G Pernod, T Debillon
Neonatal severe protein C deficiency is a serious disease. There is no uniform approach for long-term preventive treatment of thrombotic events. We report the case of neonatal severe protein C deficiency treated with warfarin oral suspension. An international normalized ratio (INR) from 2.5 to 3.5 was expected. The INR was measured by home monitoring using the Coaguchek XS(®) (Roche Diagnostics, Mannheim, Germany) monitor. During 2years of warfarin treatment, there were only two minor episodes of purpuric access and no bleeding was reported...
April 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237982/associations-between-ischemic-stroke-follow-up-socioeconomic-status-and-adherence-to-secondary-preventive-drugs-in-southern-sweden-observations-from-the-swedish-stroke-register-riksstroke
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Teresa Ullberg, Eva-Lotta Glader, Elisabet Zia, Jesper Petersson, Marie Eriksson, Bo Norrving
BACKGROUND: Currently, the knowledge that one has on adequate stroke follow-up practices is limited. We report associations between 90-day stroke follow-up, socio-economy and adherence to secondary prevention in southern Sweden. METHODS: Data on 5,602 patients with ischemic stroke January 1, 2008-December 31, 2010, were obtained from Riksstroke and linked to official registers for information on education, birth country, doctor's follow-ups, and secondary prevention...
2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231618/the-patients-perspective-of-international-normalized-ratio-self-testing-remote-communication-of-test-results-and-confidence-to-move-to-self-management
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Anne Grogan, Michael Coughlan, Geraldine Prizeman, Niamh O'Connell, Nora O'Mahony, Katherine Quinn, Gabrielle McKee
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To elicit the perceptions of patients, who self-tested their international normalized ratio and communicated their results via a text or phone messaging system, to determine their satisfaction with the education and support that they received and to establish their confidence to move to self-management. BACKGROUND: Self-testing of international normalized ratio has been shown to be reliable and is fast becoming common practice. As innovations are introduced to point of care testing, more research is needed to elicit patients' perceptions of the self-testing process...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187730/adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-the-association-between-stroke-risk-stratified-comparing-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-score-levels-and-warfarin-prescription-for-adult-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Scott A Chapman, Catherine A St Hill, Meg M Little, Michael T Swanoski, Shellina R Scheiner, Kenric B Ware, M Nawal Lutfiyya
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a risk associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and is estimated to occur five times more often in afflicted patients than in those without AF. Anti-thrombotic therapy is recommended for the prevention of ischemic stroke. Risk stratification tools, such as the CHADS2, and more recently the CHA2DS2-VASc, for predicting stroke in patients with AF have been developed to determine the level of stroke risk and assist clinicians in the selection of antithrombotic therapy...
February 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184172/practically-prepared-pre-intern-student-views-following-an-education-package
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Susan McKenzie, Craig Mellis
BACKGROUND: Graduating medical students enter their internship with varied levels of practical experience in procedural skills. To address this problem, many medical schools have introduced intensive skill training courses immediately prior to graduation. This study examines the impact of a pre-intern (PrInt) education package, consisting of a short intensive course, followed by a one-month clinical attachment. METHODS: In September 2014, all PrInt students (n = 53) at the Central Clinical School (Sydney, NSW, Australia) attended three days of intensive training...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096031/the-effect-of-nurse-led-care-on-stability-time-in-therapeutic-range-of-inr-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-receiving-warfarin
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Mina Amiri, Marzieh Kargar, Afshin Borhanihaghighi, Fahimeh Soltani, Najafe Zare
PURPOSE: The current study is designed in order to investigate the effect of nurse-led care (the supportive and educational measurements by nurses) on stability time in therapeutic range of INR in ischemic stroke patients receiving Warfarin. METHOD: In this quasi-experimental study, 80 ischemic stroke patients were investigated, 40 patients in experimental group and 40 in the control group referred to the nurse-based warfarin clinics affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074382/engaging-hmong-adults-in-genomic%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-pharmacogenomic-research-toward-reducing-health-disparities-in-genomic-knowledge-using-a-community-based-participatory-research-approach
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Kathleen A Culhane-Pera, Robert J Straka, MaiKia Moua, Youssef Roman, Pachia Vue, Kang Xiaaj, May Xia Lo, Mai Lor
Advancing precision medicine relies in part on examining populations that may exhibit unique genetic variants that impact clinical outcomes. Failure to include diverse populations in genomic-based research represents a health disparity. We implemented a community-based participatory research (CBPR) process with the Hmong community in Minnesota, who were refugees from Laos, in order to assess the feasibility of conducting genomic and pharmacogenomic-based research for genetic variants that are relevant to the Hmong community...
April 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998809/explaining-and-reducing-the-variation-in-inter-laboratory-reported-values-for-international-normalised-ratio
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Roslyn Bonar, Emmanuel J Favaloro
INTRODUCTION: Monitoring of vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy is usually achieved using the International Normalised Ratio (INR). However, despite international standardisation, there remains considerable concern regarding ongoing high levels of inter-laboratory variation, as generated by different laboratories using the same homogeneous plasma sample. Notably, significant discrepancies continue to be evidenced in external quality assessment (EQA) environments, prompting additional investigations to determine causes and to identify potential inconsistencies of practice...
February 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925424/evaluation-of-an-institutional-project-to-improve-venous-thromboembolism-prevention
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REVIEW
Christina A Minami, Anthony D Yang, Mila Ju, Eckford Culver, Kathryn Seifert, Lindsey Kreutzer, Terri Halverson, Kevin J O'Leary, Karl Y Bilimoria
BACKGROUND: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) was historically a poor performer on the venous thromboembolism (VTE) outcome measure. As this measure has been shown to be flawed by surveillance bias, NMH embraced process-of-care measures to ensure appropriate VTE prophylaxis to assess healthcare-associated VTE prevention efforts. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of an institution-wide project aimed at improving hospital performance on VTE prophylaxis measures...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
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