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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789046/management-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-elderly-a-review-of-the-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants
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Laressa Bethishou, Tania Gregorian, Kimberly Won, Kristina Lopez, Laura V Tsu
Objective To provide an up-to-date review of the available evidence regarding pharmacotherapeutic management of venous thromboembolic events in the geriatric population. Data Sources A PubMed search of articles published through August 2017 was performed using a combination of the following words: apixaban, betrixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, enoxaparin, geriatric, heparin, idaricizumab, rivaroxaban, and venous thromboembolism. Study Selection/data Extraction Relevant original research, review articles, and guidelines were assessed for the management of elderly patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE)...
May 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785093/assessment-of-patients-warfarin-knowledge-and-anticoagulation-control-at-a-joint-physician-and-pharmacist-managed-clinic-in-china
#2
Xingang Li, Shusen Sun, Qiaoyu Wang, Buxing Chen, Zhigang Zhao, Xiaowei Xu
Purpose: Warfarin is a widely used anticoagulant with a narrow therapeutic index, and it requires close monitoring and adequate patient education. We aimed to assess the knowledge level regarding warfarin therapy among its users and to identify the factors that significantly influence anticoagulation control. Patients and methods: Patients attending the Warfarin Clinic at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital were enrolled in this study. Patients' knowledge on warfarin was assessed using a validated Anticoagulation Knowledge Assessment (AKA) questionnaire...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619136/health-literacy-and-knowledge-in-a-cohort-of-australian-patients-taking-warfarin
#3
Angela W Yiu, Beata V Bajorek
Objectives: To 1) characterise older patients taking warfarin, 2) assess these patients' level of warfarin knowledge, and 3) describe their strengths and limitations in health literacy, and 4) explore relationships between participants' characteristics, warfarin knowledge and health literacy. Methods: A warfarin knowledge questionnaire and Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) were administered to older patients (aged >65 years, N=34) taking warfarin in an Australian general practice setting...
January 2018: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605947/impact-of-warfarin-discharge-education-program-on-hospital-readmission-and-treatment-costs
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Luigi Brunetti, Seung-Mi Lee, Nancy Doherty, David Suh, Jeong-Eun Kim, Sun-Hong Lee, Yong Chan Choi, Dong-Churl Suh
Background Although warfarin is highly effective, management of patients prescribed warfarin is complex due to its narrow therapeutic window. Objective To evaluate the impact of a formal warfarin discharge education program (WDEP) on hospital readmission and treatment costs in patients who received warfarin therapy. Setting Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, New Jersey, USA. Method In this interventional cohort study, patients were assigned to either the WDEP group or the usual care group...
March 31, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602444/tromboc-t-working-group-recommendations-for-management-in-patients-receiving-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Pável Olivera, Miren Gabilondo, Mireia Constans, Dolors Tàssies, Esther Plensa, Verónica Pons, Germán Las Heras, Carmen Jiménez, Desirée Campoy, Anna Bustins, Artur Oliver, Cristina Marzo, Tania Canals, Anna Varela, Marc Sorigue, Eva Sánchez, Gabriela Ene, Granada Perea, Laura Vicente, Meritxell López, María Cerdá, Erik Johansson, M Reyes Aguinaco, Nazly Santos, José Mateo, Joan Carles Reverter, Ángel Moya, Amparo Santamaría
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In recent years, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) as well as for prevention and treatment of deep venous thrombosis. Pivotal trials have demonstrated non-inferiority and potential superiority compared to warfarin, which increases the options of anticoagulant treatment. In our setting, the Anticoagulant Treatment Units (ATUs) and Primary Care Centres (PCCs) play an important role in the education, follow-up, adherence control and management in special situations of anticoagulated patients...
March 27, 2018: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590159/motivations-of-women-in-uganda-living-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-mixed-methods-study-of-experiences-in-stigma-childbearing-anticoagulation-and-contraception
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Andrew Y Chang, Juliet Nabbaale, Haddy Nalubwama, Emmy Okello, Isaac Ssinabulya, Christopher T Longenecker, Allison R Webel
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a leading cause of premature mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Women of reproductive age are a unique and vulnerable group of RHD patients, due to increased risk of cardiovascular complications and death during pregnancy. Yet, less than 5% of women of childbearing age with RHD in LMICs use contraceptives, and one in five pregnant women with RHD take warfarin despite known teratogenicity. It is unclear whether this suboptimal contraception and anticoagulant use during pregnancy is due to lack of health system resources, limited health literacy, or social pressure to bear children...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437014/drug-induced-epistaxis-an-often-neglected-adverse-effect
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Sara Meirinho, Ricardo Relvas, Gilberto Alves
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is an active nose bleeding with a population occurrence of approximately 60%. Although epistaxis is a common clinical complaint, the majority of the cases are benign and caused by local induced factors (e.g., trauma and local inflammation). Nevertheless, it is also recognised that epistaxis can be induced after some drugs intake. AIMS: Due to the increasing use of drugs or drug combinations that potentially may induce epistaxis, this review aims to alert healthcare professionals for this often neglected adverse drug effect and its possible complications...
February 12, 2018: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417080/new-indications-for-dabigatran-a-suggestion-from-a-drug-use-evaluation-study
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Farzaneh Ashrafi, Najmeh Rezaie, Sarah Mousavi
Objective: Dabigatran etexilate is a novel oral anticoagulant with several advantages over warfarin such as no need for routine monitoring and fewer drug interactions. This drug was added to our hospital's formulary in 2012. The objective of this study was to assess the rational drug use of dabigatran at a large teaching hospital. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed from November to June 2015 at Alzahra teaching hospital, Isfahan, Iran. All patients who received at least one dose of dabigatran were eligible for inclusion...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391010/a-multicenter-prospective-study-evaluating-the-impact-of-the-clinical-pharmacist-physician-counselling-on-warfarin-therapy-management-in-lebanon
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Nermine S Choumane, Diana N Malaeb, Bassem Malaeb, Souheil Hallit
BACKGROUND: Health care professionals (HCP) are known key elements of effective patient's counselling and education. For patients taking warfarin, education about the dose, side effects, and toxicity is clearly identified as a cornerstone of achieving improved health and quality of life. The study objective was to evaluate the patients' knowledge about warfarin and assess the impact of the health care professionals' counselling in enhancing patients' knowledge in achieving warfarin therapeutic outcomes...
February 1, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379347/association-between-satisfaction-with-and-adherence-to-warfarin-therapy-on-the-control-of-international-normalized-ratio-a-hospital-based-study-in-saudi-arabia
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Balkhi Balkhi, Mabrouk Al-Rasheedi, Abuabker Ibrahim Elbur, Ahmad Alghamadi
Background: High satisfaction with, and adherence to, warfarin therapy are linked to better international normalized ratio (INR) control and good therapeutic outcomes. Objective: This study was conducted to identify the association between satisfaction with, and adherence to, warfarin therapy and the control of the INR within the target therapeutic range. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 1 to August 31, 2016, at the Anticoagulation Clinic in the Cardiology Center at King Fahad Hospital, Qassim, Saudi Arabia...
January 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276917/-the-integrated-approach-to-improving-efficiency-and-safety-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-patients-with-prosthetic-mitral-valve
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E V Gorbunova, R R Salakhov, Y N Odarenko, S E Mamchur
AIM: To assess advantages of integrated approach to improvement of efficiency and safety of warfarin therapy after heart valve replacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included in this study 118 patients who had undergone simultaneous mitral valve replacement and maze procedure. Group 1 patients (n=37) underwent just sinus rhythm restoration, group 2 patients (n=54) underwent sinus rhythm restoration and participated in a patient education program, group 3 patients (n=27) underwent sinus rhythm restoration, participated in a patient education program, and were subjected to pharmacogenetic testing for warfarin sensitivity...
November 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198732/application-of-process-mapping-to-understand-integration-of-high-risk-medicine-care-bundles-within-community-pharmacy-practice
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Natalie M Weir, Rosemary Newham, Emma D Corcoran, Ashwag Ali Atallah Al-Gethami, Ali Mohammed Abd Alridha, Paul Bowie, Anne Watson, Marion Bennie
OBJECTIVE: The Scottish Patient Safety Programme - Pharmacy in Primary Care collaborative is a quality improvement initiative adopting the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series collaborative approach. The programme developed and piloted High Risk Medicine (HRM) Care Bundles (CB), focused on warfarin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), within 27 community pharmacies over 4 NHS Regions. Each CB involves clinical assessment and patient education, although the CB content varies between regions...
November 21, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196903/concurrent-use-of-prescription-drugs-and-herbal-medicinal-products-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Taofikat B Agbabiaka, Barbara Wider, Leala K Watson, Claire Goodman
BACKGROUND: The use of herbal medicinal products (HMPs) is common among older adults; however, little is known about concurrent use with prescription drugs, as well as potential interactions associated with such combinations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and evaluate the literature on concurrent prescription and HMP use among older adults to assess prevalence, patterns, potential interactions and factors associated with this use. METHODS: Systematic searches were conducted in the MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, Web of Science and Cochrane databases from inception to May 2017 for studies reporting concurrent use of prescription medicines with HMPs in adults ≥ 65 years of age...
December 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170877/oral-anticoagulant-dosing-administration-and-storage-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-canadian-health-care-providers
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Siavash Piran, Sam Schulman, Mohamed Panju, Menaka Pai
Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use is increasing worldwide. However, if not taken or prescribed correctly, DOACs have serious side effects. It is crucial that healthcare providers (HCPs) offer patients accurate information and counselling around DOACs, to optimize safe and effective use. To assess knowledge around oral anticoagulant indication, dosing, storage, and administration, an electronic survey was distributed to HCPs across Canada from June to August 2017, with 18 questions on the practical use of oral anticoagulants...
January 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167146/impact-of-educational-intervention-on-management-of-periprocedural-anticoagulation
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Amy L Awker, Melissa A Bell, Megan McGraw, Mark A Klein
PURPOSE: The effect of education regarding new evidence in periprocedural anticoagulation, with a focus on reducing use in patients at only moderate thromboembolic risk, is presented. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis and quasiexperimental design were used. The initial review identified the current state of practice regarding bridging anticoagulation. Education was then provided to primary care providers and pharmacists on recent evidence. A subsequent review was completed to assess the impact of this education on clinical decision-making...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978236/appropriateness-of-dabigatran-and-rivaroxaban-prescribing-in-qatar-a-5-year-experience
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Hazem Elewa, Honain El-Makaty, Zainab Ali
INTRODUCTION: Over the past few years, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been gradually replacing warfarin. Inappropriate prescribing of DOACs in real-life practice settings can affect their perceived safety and efficacy, especially with the lack of a surrogate marker for guidance. OBJECTIVES: To describe the appropriateness of DOACs prescribing, compare dabigatran to rivaroxaban in terms of inappropriate prescribing, and determine other factors associated with inappropriate DOACs use...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932938/assessment-of-oral-anticoagulation-control-at-two-pharmacist-managed-clinics-in-brazil
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Rogério Guimarães de Lima Silva, Caryne Margotto Bertollo, Isadora Gonçalves Ferreira, Luisa Caldeira Brant, Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins
Background Warfarin remains widely used by patients with cardiovascular diseases. When using warfarin, the quality of oral anticoagulation control is a critical determinant to minimize the risk of bleeding and thromboembolic events. Pharmacist engagement in patient care is relevant towards improving the quality of warfarin therapy. Objective To assess the quality of oral anticoagulation control measured by time in therapeutic range (TTR) at two pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics (AC). Method This study included adults with indication of continuous warfarin use...
December 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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...
March 2018: 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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MULTICENTER STUDY
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...
September 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
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