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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217549/anticoagulation-control-among-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-tertiary-cardiac-center-experience
#1
Shaban Mohammed, Amer H S Aljundi, Mohamed Kasem, Mohammed Alhashemi, Ayman El-Menyar
There is a limited knowledge about the predictors of anticoagulation control in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Furthermore, few reports addressed the role of time in therapeutic range (TTR) that could reflect the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation therapy. We aimed to assess factors that affect the quality of anticoagulation therapy utilizing TTR in patients with NVAF. A retrospective observational study was conducted for patients with NVAF who were maintained on warfarin >6 months at a tertiary cardiac care hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210451/dental-management-of-patients-taking-novel-oral-anticoagulants-noas-dabigatran
#2
REVIEW
Adrian Curto, Alberto Albaladejo, Alfonso Alvarado
BACKGROUND: A new group of oral anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban) with clear advantages over classic dicoumarin oral anticoagulants (warfarin and acenocoumarol) has been developed in recent years. Patients being treated with oral anticoagulants are at higher risk for bleeding when undergoing dental treatments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted through April 2016 for publications in the ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed and Cochrane Library using the keywords "dabigatran", "rivaroxaban", "apixaban", "edoxaban", "new oral anticoagulants", "novel oral anticoagulants", "bleeding" and "dental treatment"...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184172/practically-prepared-pre-intern-student-views-following-an-education-package
#3
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/28167634/management-of-patients-on-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-acute-care-and-periprocedural-setting-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#4
Amish N Raval, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Mina K Chung, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Deborah Diercks, Jonathan P Piccini, Hee Soo Jung, Jeffrey B Washam, Babu G Welch, Allyson R Zazulia, Sean P Collins
Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now widely used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and management of venous thromboembolism. In clinical practice, there is still widespread uncertainty on how to manage patients on NOACs who bleed or who are at risk for bleeding. Clinical trial data related to NOAC reversal for bleeding and perioperative management are sparse, and recommendations are largely derived from expert opinion. Knowledge of time of last ingestion of the NOAC and renal function is critical to managing these patients given that laboratory measurement is challenging because of the lack of commercially available assays in the United States...
February 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159600/oral-anticoagulant-use-after-bariatric-surgery-a-literature-review-and-clinical-guidance
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REVIEW
Karlyn A Martin, Craig R Lee, Timothy M Farrell, Stephan Moll
Bariatric surgery may alter the absorption, distribution, metabolism and/or elimination (disposition) of orally administered drugs via changes to the gastrointestinal tract anatomy, body weight, and adipose tissue composition. As some patients who have undergone bariatric surgery will need therapeutic anticoagulation for various indications, appropriate knowledge is needed regarding anticoagulant drug disposition and resulting efficacy and safety in this population. We review general considerations about oral drug disposition in patients after bariatric surgery, as well as existing literature on oral anticoagulation after bariatric surgery...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087311/-the-role-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-undergoing-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#6
Giannis Baltogiannis, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Giulio Conte, Juan Sieira, Giacomo Di Giovanni, Giuseppe Ciconte, Carlo de Asmundis, Yukio Saitoh, Kristel Wauters, Ghazala Irfan, Pedro Brugada
AIM: Peri-procedural thromboembolic (TE) and hemorrhagic events are complications of major concern for patients undergoing cryoballoon (CB) ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). While peri-procedural anticoagulation management could decrease the incidence of these complications, data on CB ablation are scarce. The role of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has not been thoroughly tested in this population. METHODS: In the present study, we sought to assess acute peri-procedural complications in patients undergoing CB ablation for AF under different anticoagulation regimens; anticoagulation administration was performed according to the CHA2DS2-VASc score guidelines...
November 16, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
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...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055097/assessment-of-patient-adherence-to-direct-oral-anticoagulant-vs-warfarin-therapy
#8
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/28029329/tissue-factor-as-a-predictor-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-in-malignancy-biomarker-analyses-of-the-catch-trial
#9
Alok A Khorana, Pieter W Kamphuisen, Guy Meyer, Rupert Bauersachs, Mette S Janas, Mikala F Jarner, Agnes Y Y Lee
Purpose Circulating tissue factor (TF) has been studied as a biomarker for predicting initial, but not recurrent, venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer, a setting in which predictors are incompletely understood. We evaluated the association of TF, clinical risk factors, and other biomarkers measured at the time of initial VTE with recurrent VTE in a prespecified analysis of the CATCH (Comparison of Acute Treatments in Cancer Hemostasis) trial. Methods CATCH was a randomized, multicenter trial that investigated tinzaparin 175 IU/kg once daily or dose-adjusted warfarin for 6 months in patients with cancer and acute, symptomatic VTE...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990116/combined-acute-haemolytic-and-secondary-angle-closure-glaucoma-following-spontaneous-intraocular-haemorrhages-in-a-patient-on-warfarin
#10
Walter Andreatta, Stavroula Boukouvala, Atul Bansal
BACKGROUND: To report the first described case of combined haemolytic and acute angle closure glaucoma secondary to spontaneous intraocular haemorrhages in a patient on excessive anticoagulation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature presenting with raised intraocular pressure due to both mechanisms. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 90-year-old woman presented with acute pain and reduction in vision in the left eye. Her intraocular pressure (IOP) was 55 mm Hg...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981490/implications-of-an-inpatient-warfarin-dosing-nomogram-on-safety-outcomes-post-discharge
#11
Nibal Chamoun, C Gabriela Macías, Jennifer L Donovan, Robert Klugman, Joel Gore, Pascale Salameh, Maichi T Tran
Many hospitals have implemented warfarin dosing nomograms to improve patient safety. To our knowledge, no study has assessed the impact inpatient warfarin initiation has in both medical and surgical patients, on safety outcomes post discharge. To evaluate the impact of a suggested institutional nomogram for the initiation of warfarin, the primary endpoint was the incidence of bleeding throughout follow up. Secondary endpoints included the composite of INR changes ≥0.5/day and INR >4. Patients were followed for a period of 2 weeks post-discharge...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957279/implications-of-apixaban-for-dental-treatments
#12
REVIEW
Adrian Curto, Alberto Albaladejo
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation therapy is used in several conditions to prevent or treat thromboembolism. Recently, new oral anticoagulants have been introduced as alternatives to warfarin and acenocoumarol. In Europe, the European Medicines Agency has approved dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban. Their advantages include: predictable pharmacokinetics, drug interactions and limited food, rapid onset of action and short half-life. However, they lack a specific reversal agent. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted through November 2015 for publications in the ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane Library using the keywords "apixaban", "rivaroxaban", "dabigatran", "new oral anticoagulants", "dental treatment" and "dental implications"...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942737/prothrombin-complex-concentrates-an-alternative-to-fresh-frozen-plasma
#13
David R Burk, Jordan L Smith, Jason R Wild
Insufficiency fractures are a common cause of morbidity among geriatric patients worldwide. Improved outcomes are known to result from decreased delay to definitive operative fixation and mobilization. Use of warfarin is an important potential cause of delay. The ideal mode of warfarin reversal is currently unknown. Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) offer rapid correction with small infusion volume, both of which are important for elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. The authors present 2 cases of insufficiency fractures occurring in geriatric patients receiving warfarin therapy reversed with a 3-factor PCC...
December 8, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909516/the-role-of-noacs-in-atrial-fibrillation-management-a-qualitative-study
#14
Katherine Kirley Md Ms, Goutham Rao Md, Victoria Bauer Bs, Christopher Masi Md PhD
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) benefit from anticoagulation to reduce stroke risk. However, 30-60% of patients with AF are not anticoagulated. This study explored physicians' reasons for under-treatment of AF, focusing on the role of the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs). We interviewed primary care physicians and cardiologists involved in AF management in a variety of practice settings. We conducted interviews using a semi-structured format and analyzed the data using the Framework Method. Four themes emerged...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901310/topical-antimycotics-for-oral-candidiasis-in-warfarin-users
#15
Maja Hellfritzsch, Anton Pottegård, Andreas James Thestrup Pedersen, Alaa Burghle, Fatima Mouaanaki, Jesper Hallas, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Per Damkier
Treatment of oral candidiasis in warfarin users may be complicated by drug-drug interactions between warfarin and topically applied antimycotics. However, current knowledge of these putative drug-drug interactions is merely based on case series. We therefore performed a cohort cross-over study with the objective to evaluate the potential drug-drug interactions between warfarin and miconazole oral gel or nystatin oral solution. The cohort consisted of individuals using warfarin in the period of 1998-2012 (n≈7,400)...
November 30, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864383/use-of-pharmacogenetic-information-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
#16
REVIEW
Kevin Friede, Josephine Li, Deepak Voora
BACKGROUND: In 1964, Robert A. O'Reilly's research group identified members of a family who required remarkably high warfarin doses (up to 145 mg/day, 20 times the average dose) to achieve appropriate anticoagulation. Since this time, pharmacogenetics has become a mainstay of cardiovascular science, and genetic variants have been implicated in several fundamental classes of medications used in cardiovascular medicine. CONTENT: In this review, we discuss genetic variants that affect drug response to 3 classes of cardiovascular drugs: statins, platelet P2Y12 inhibitors, and anticoagulants...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787594/the-long-term-management-of-children-and-adults-with-a-fontan-circulation-a-systematic-review-and-survey-of-current-practice-in-australia-and-new-zealand
#17
Ganesh K Gnanappa, David S Celermajer, Gary F Sholler, Tom Gentles, David Winlaw, Yves d'Udekem, Julian Ayer
Although long-term survival is now the norm, Fontan patients face significant morbidity and premature mortality. Wide variation exists in long-term Fontan management. With an aim of improving their long-term management, we conducted a systematic review to identify best available evidence and gaps in knowledge for future research focus. We also surveyed cardiologists in Australia and New Zealand managing Fontan patients, to determine the alignment of current local practice with best available evidence. A systematic review was conducted using strict search criteria (PRISMA guidelines), pertaining to long-term Fontan management...
January 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776396/venous-thromboembolism-following-dantrolene-treatment-for-neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome
#18
Po-Hao Chen, Hsien-Yuan Lane, Chieh-Hsin Lin
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is one of the most severe iatrogenic emergencies in clinical service. The symptoms including sudden consciousness change, critical temperature elevation and electrolytes imbalance followed by mutli-organ system failure were common in NMS. In addition to aggressive interventions with intravenous fluid resuscitation and antipyretics, several antidotes have been suggested to prevent further progression of the muscle damage. Dantrolene has been reported to be one of the most effective treatments for NMS...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752976/pharmacogenomics-and-pharmacogenetics-for-the-intensive-care-unit-a-narrative-review
#19
Meghan MacKenzie, Richard Hall
PURPOSE: Knowledge of how alterations in pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics may affect drug therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU) has received little study. We review the clinically relevant application of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics to drugs and conditions encountered in the ICU. SOURCE: We selected relevant literature to illustrate the important concepts contained within. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Two main approaches have been used to identify genetic abnormalities - the candidate gene approach and the genome-wide approach...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716978/influence-of-successful-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-on-warfarin-dosing-requirements-in-four-veterans
#20
Sara R Britnell, Amy E Willets, Adam J Vanderman, Catherine L Woodard, Rachel B Britt
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe international normalized ratio (INR) trends and warfarin dosage adjustments required for four veterans who were receiving warfarin therapy and started treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic in a Veterans Affairs Health Care System. PATIENTS: Four patients aged 59-66 years who were receiving warfarin and had stable, therapeutic INRs and started ledipasvir/sofosbuvir therapy with or without ribavirin for HCV infection...
October 7, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
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