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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156997/clinical-manifestations-and-outcomes-of-severe-warfarin-overanticoagulation-from-the-ewa-study
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Samuli Jaakkola, Ilpo Nuotio, Tuomas O Kiviniemi, Raine Virtanen, Aku Virta, K E Juhani Airaksinen
INTRODUCTION: Severe warfarin overanticoagulation is a risk factor for bleeding, but there is little information on its manifestations, prognosis and factors affecting the outcome. We describe the manifestations and clinical outcomes of severe warfarin overanticoagulation in a large group of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All international normalized ratio (INR) samples (n = 961 431) in the Turku University Hospital region between 2003-2015 were screened...
November 20, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058165/clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-associated-with-mortality-in-calcific-uremic-arteriolopathy
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Peter W Santos, Jianghua He, Ahmad Tuffaha, James B Wetmore
BACKGROUND: Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA) is an often-fatal condition in dialysis patients. The clinical descriptions and treatments of CUA patients have been confined mostly to case reports. We report a comprehensive characterization of CUA and its associated diagnosis, treatment patterns, and outcome. METHODS: An internet-based registry collected information about CUA in dialysis patients. Univariate analysis using Cox proportional hazards models estimated hazard ratios of the association between clinical characteristics, laboratory values, and treatments with all-cause mortality...
December 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918657/direct-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-atypical-thrombosis-related-conditions
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Clement Chang, Mario Hoyos, Yaw Owusu, Hazem Elewa
OBJECTIVE: To review the published literature for evidence of the efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) when used in the management of atypical thrombosis-related conditions. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive MEDLINE database search (1948 to July 2017) and EMBASE search (1980 to July 2017) were conducted using the search terms direct oral anticoagulant in combination with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APLAS), and cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT)...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844510/meta-analysis-of-effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-focus-on-apixaban
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REVIEW
Ying Bai, Xu-Bo Shi, Chang-Sheng Ma, Gregory Y H Lip
We performed a meta-analysis of data on the effectiveness and safety of apixaban compared with other oral anticoagulants (warfarin or rivaroxaban or dabigatran or edoxaban) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) in different settings of randomized controlled trials, real-world studies, and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Thirty studies were searched in PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Clinicaltrials.gov databases reporting comparative effectiveness and safety of apixaban with warfarin (n = 23), rivaroxaban (n = 12), dabigatran (n = 13), or edoxaban (n = 2) for stroke prevention in AF...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795244/a-retrospective-study-on-the-risk-factors-for-bleeding-events-in-warfarin-therapy-focusing-on-renal-function
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Toshinori Hirai, Yukihiro Hamada, Yujiro Geka, Shiori Kuwana, Koji Hirai, Mai Ishibashi, Yutaka Fukaya, Toshimi Kimura
PURPOSE: The anticoagulant effect of warfarin used to treat stroke has been shown to vary with the concomitant use of medications and comorbidity. Concomitant use of antithrombotic drugs and underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD) represent risk factors for bleeding events. We conducted a comprehensive investigation of the background characteristics and concomitant use of drugs to identify the risk factors for warfarin-related bleeding, focusing on renal function. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients prescribed warfarin at the Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital...
November 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793291/effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-anticoagulants-for-thromboprophylaxis-after-major-joint-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhen Wang, Jia Zheng, Yongqiang Zhao, Yungai Xiang, Xiao Chen, Yi Jin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the most common complication after major joint surgery. VTE can easily develop into pulmonary embolism (PE), leading to cardiopulmonary dysfunction or sudden death. We aimed to comprehensively analyse the thromboprophylactic drugs that are used to prevent thrombosis and reduce bleeding risk. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of thromboprophylaxis after major joint surgery...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730690/incorporating-comprehensive-management-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-into-anticoagulation-clinics
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Insaf Mohammad, Bianca Korkis, Candice L Garwood
Anticoagulation clinics emerged as a means to optimize warfarin effectiveness and minimize bleeding risks. Anticoagulation clinics have traditionally been warfarin-based models due to the need for frequent blood-level monitoring, drug interactions, dietary considerations, and periprocedural management with warfarin. These models have demonstrated improved anticoagulation control and reduced bleeding complications for patients taking warfarin. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) emerged with the perception of improved convenience due to the lack of blood-level monitoring and lack of dietary considerations...
July 21, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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...
July 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340451/the-role-of-drug-drug-interactions-in-prostate-cancer-treatment-focus-on-abiraterone-acetate-prednisone-and-enzalutamide
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REVIEW
Marzia Del Re, Stefano Fogli, Lisa Derosa, Francesco Massari, Paul De Souza, Stefania Crucitta, Sergio Bracarda, Daniele Santini, Romano Danesi
Elderly patients with cancer may have comorbidities, each requiring additional pharmacologic treatment. Therefore, the occurrence of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) interactions is very likely, and the risk of adverse reactions (ADRs), due to the narrow therapeutic window of anticancer drugs, is increased. Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) may occur in prostate cancer patients due to inhibition by abiraterone of liver cytochrome P450 (CYP)-dependent enzymes CYP2C8 and 2D6, which are involved in the metabolism of approximately 25% of all drugs, and induction by enzalutamide of CYP3A4, 2C9 and 2C19, which metabolize up to 50% of medications...
April 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276631/antithrombotic-medications-in-dialysis-patients-a-double-edged-sword
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REVIEW
Georgios Vlachopanos, Farid Girgis Ghalli
In the clinical context of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), thrombosis and bleeding risks are simultaneously increased and may have devastating consequences. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs are indispensable for the prevention of thromboembolic events, the significantly higher bleeding risk makes their handling extremely complicated. In ESRD, they are frequently administered for a wide array of conditions. For example, atrial fibrillation is quite common in ESRD and warrants the use of anticoagulants like warfarin...
February 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229894/mobile-stroke-units-for-prehospital-thrombolysis-triage-and-beyond-benefits-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Klaus Fassbender, James C Grotta, Silke Walter, Iris Q Grunwald, Andreas Ragoschke-Schumm, Jeffrey L Saver
In acute stroke management, time is brain. Bringing swift treatment to the patient, instead of the conventional approach of awaiting the patient's arrival at the hospital for treatment, is a potential strategy to improve clinical outcomes after stroke. This strategy is based on the use of an ambulance (mobile stroke unit) equipped with an imaging system, a point-of-care laboratory, a telemedicine connection to the hospital, and appropriate medication. Studies of prehospital stroke treatment consistently report a reduction in delays before thrombolysis and cause-based triage in regard to the appropriate target hospital (eg, primary vs comprehensive stroke centre)...
March 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125180/a-direct-oral-anticoagulant-as-a-cost-effective-alternative-to-warfarin-for-treatment-of-provoked-venous-thrombosis
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W Courtney, E Groarke, J Conway, E Conway, D Bourke, J Saunders, M Watts, D O'Keefe
In Ireland, Warfarin is the primary anticoagulant prescribed in the secondary prevention of provoked DVT. We completed a comprehensive cost analysis of a trial group of 24 patients treated with Rivaroxaban (between November 2013 and December 2014), versus a control group treated with Warfarin (between January 2008 and November 2013). The groups were matched for gender (3/7 M/F ratio), DVT type (5 proximal, 19 distal DVTs), provoking factor (20 traumatic, 4 atraumatc), and age. We calculated the cost for each group based on drug administration and clinic costs (labour, sample analysis, and additional costs)...
October 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079798/clinical-and-genetic-factors-associated-with-warfarin-maintenance-dose-in-northern-chinese-patients-with-mechanical-heart-valve-replacement
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Rui Liu, Jian Cao, Qian Zhang, Xin-Miao Shi, Xiao-Dong Pan, Ran Dong
The effects of genetic variants on warfarin dosing vary among different ethnic groups, especially in the Chinese population. The objective of this study was to recruit patients through a rigorous experimental design and to perform a comprehensive screen to identify gene polymorphisms that may influence warfarin dosing in northern Han Chinese patients with mechanical heart valve replacement. Consenting patients (n = 183) with a stable warfarin dose were included in this study. Ninety-six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 30 genes involved in warfarin pharmacological pathways were genotyped using the Illumina SNP GoldenGate Assay, and their associations with warfarin dosing were assessed using univariate regression analysis with post hoc comparison using least significant difference analysis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070883/pilot-of-a-computerised-antithrombotic-risk-assessment-tool-version-2-caratv2-0-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Yishen Wang, Beata Bajorek
BACKGROUND: The decision-making process for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) requires a comprehensive assessment of risk vs. benefit and an appropriate selection of antithrombotic agents (e.g., warfarin, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants [NOACs]). The aim of this pilot-test was to examine the impact of a customised decision support tool - the Computerised Antithrombotic Risk Assessment Tool (CARATV2.0) using antithrombotic therapy on a cohort of patients with AF...
2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989309/comparative-efficacy-of-clinical-events-prevention-of-five-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a%C3%A2-network-meta-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lin Guo, Shuangzhan Li, Pin Wang, Xiaoming Zhong, Yan Hong
Atrial fibrillation (AF) ranks the most prevailing type of cardiac rhythm disorder and AF patients are associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke compared to others. This study is designed to assess the relative efficacy of several clinical events prevention anticoagulants in patients with AF. Conventional pairwise meta-analysis was performed with fixed-effect model initially, then network meta-analysis was performed with random-effects model within results illustrated by cumulative odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% credible interval (CrI)...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914497/acute-management-of-stroke-patients-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-addressing-real-world-anticoagulant-management-issues-in-stroke-aramis-registry-design-and-rationale
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Ying Xian, Adrian F Hernandez, Tina Harding, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Robert E Suter, Yosef Khan, Lee H Schwamm, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban) have been increasingly used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. Yet there is substantial lack of information on how patients on NOACs are currently treated when they have an acute ischemic stroke and the best strategies for treating intracerebral hemorrhage for those on chronic anticoagulation with warfarin or a NOAC. These are critical unmet needs for real world clinical decision making in these emergent patients...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785526/efficacy-and-safety-of-aspirin-combined-with-warfarin-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
P Zhang, J Li, C Wu, X Huang, L Li, W Zhang, C Shen
A comprehensive meta-analysis was performed to investigate whether the combination of high-/low-dose of aspirin and various intensities of warfarin (W) offer greater benefit than aspirin (ASA) alone. A total of 14 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) having 26,916 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) met inclusion criteria. The efficacy and safety of all outcomes which included myocardial infarction (MI), all-cause death, stroke, and bleeding were calculated. The overall outcomes analysis showed there was no significant difference in the risk of MI (relative ratio [RR] 0...
May 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769175/warfarin-use-and-stroke-bleeding-and-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jingwen Tan, Shuiqing Liu, Jodi B Segal, G Caleb Alexander, Mara McAdams-DeMarco
BACKGROUND: Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), including stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), are at high risk for stroke-related morbidity, mortality and bleeding. The overall risk/benefit balance of warfarin treatment among patients with ESRD and AF remains unclear. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the associations of warfarin use and stroke outcome, bleeding outcome or mortality in patients with ESRD and AF...
October 21, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767380/landscape-of-warfarin-and-clopidogrel-pharmacogenetic-variants-in-qatari-population-from-whole-exome-datasets
#19
Ambily Sivadas, Parul Sharma, Vinod Scaria
AIM: Pharmacogenetic landscapes of commonly used antiplatelet drugs, warfarin and clopidogrel have been studied in-depth in many countries. However, there is a paucity of data to understand their patterns in the Arab populations. MATERIALS & METHODS: We analyzed the whole exome sequencing datasets of 100 Qatar individuals available in public domain with this perspective. RESULTS: We characterized the allelic distribution of variants routinely tested for warfarin and clopidogrel...
October 21, 2016: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713852/delayed-cerebral-infarct-following-anterior-cervical-diskectomy-and-fusion
#20
Christopher S Graffeo, Ross C Puffer, Eelco F M Wijdicks, William E Krauss
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke following anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is an exceedingly rare complication. There are only three previous cases focusing on this problem in the literature; here, we present the fourth case. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient, cared for at an outside institution, developed a delayed ischemic stroke 3 days following an ACDF. This complication was attributed to carotid manipulation precipitating vascular injury in the setting of multiple comorbid vascular and coagulopathic risk factors, including previously undiagnosed carotid atherosclerosis, a prior history of pulmonary embolus requiring Warfarin anticoagulation (held perioperatively), acute dehydration, and atrial fibrillation...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
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