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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034832/new-advances-in-atrial-fibrillation-management-the-role-of-apixaban
#1
Giuseppe Mc Rosano, Ilaria Spoletini, Walter Gianni, Cristiana Vitale
Prevention of stroke is a pivotal intervention in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at increased risk of systemic embolism. Because of the difficulties of safely implementing Vitamin K Antagonists in all patients, there has been a growing interest in improving the pharmacological management of AF, with newer antithrombotic agents. The new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been developed to overcome the limitations and improve the efficacy of the conventional oral anticoagulant drugs. Among the NOACs, apixaban - a very specific antagonist of activated factor Xa - has pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties that allow significant efficacy in AF management...
October 12, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979172/reversing-factor-xa-inhibitors-clinical-utility-of-andexanet-alfa
#2
REVIEW
Scott Kaatz, Hardik Bhansali, Joseph Gibbs, Robert Lavender, Charles E Mahan, David G Paje
Approximately half of patients started on an oral anticoagulant in the USA now receive one of the newer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). Although there is an approved reversal agent for the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran, a specific reversal agent for the anti-factor Xa (FXa) DOACs has yet to be licensed. Unlike the strategy to reverse the only oral direct thrombin inhibitor with idarucizumab, which is a humanized monoclonal antibody fragment, a different approach is necessary to design a single agent that can reverse multiple anti-FXa medications...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828987/perioperative-management-of-anticoagulants
#3
Joan M Irizarry-Alvarado, Lynsey A Seim
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of anticoagulant use has increased in the United States. Medical providers have the responsibility to explain to patients the management of anticoagulant regimens before an invasive procedure. The pharmacologic characteristics of these medications-specifically, their half-lives-are important in timing an interruption of anticoagulant therapy. OBJECTIVE: The authors review the current guidelines and recommendations for therapeutic interruption of anticoagulants and the involved pharmacologic factors...
August 21, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790786/direct-acting-oral-anticoagulant-bench-to-bedside
#4
REVIEW
D S Chadha, P Bharadwaj
Vitamin K antagonists are an effective group of oral anticoagulants. However because of genetic variability in their metabolism and multiple food and drug interactions, these drugs have narrow therapeutic window with unpredictable anticoagulant effects requiring constant monitoring. Several newer direct acting oral anticoagulants have been approved for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and treatment or prevention of venous thromboembolism. The direct acting oral anticoagulants include the direct thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) and the factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban)...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780634/holmium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate-in-patients-requiring-anticoagulation
#5
REVIEW
Marcelino Rivera, Amy Krambeck, James Lingeman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This is to evaluate and discuss the literature surrounding holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients on anticoagulation. RECENT FINDINGS: The relationship of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) to bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is well established with a majority of men over the age of 60 having significant symptoms. Patients with severe enough symptoms often require surgery and with cardiovascular disease ranking as the primary cause of death in the USA, a growing number will be taking antiplatelet (AP) or anticoagulation (AC) for primary or secondary prevention of disease...
October 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751849/anmco-aiac-sici-gise-sic-sicch-consensus-document-percutaneous-occlusion-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-indications-patient-selection-staff-skills-organisation-and-training
#6
Gavino Casu, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Giulio Molon, Patrizio Mazzone, Andrea Audo, Giancarlo Casolo, Emilio Di Lorenzo, Michele Portoghese, Christian Pristipino, Renato Pietro Ricci, Sakis Themistoclakis, Luigi Padeletti, Claudio Tondo, Sergio Berti, Jacopo Andrea Oreglia, Gino Gerosa, Marco Zanobini, Gian Paolo Ussia, Giuseppe Musumeci, Francesco Romeo, Roberto Di Bartolomeo
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and its prevalence is increasing due to the progressive aging of the population. About 20% of strokes are attributable to AF and AF patients are at five-fold increased risk of stroke. The mainstay of treatment of AF is the prevention of thromboembolic complications with oral anticoagulation therapy. Drug treatment for many years has been based on the use of vitamin K antagonists, but recently newer and safer molecules have been introduced (dabigatran etexilate, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban)...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751467/recurrent-thrombosis-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-receiving-newer-oral-anticoagulants-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#7
Akanksha Joshi, Jason Hong, Chokkalingam Siva
We present the case of a patient with primary APS who had a recurrence of thrombotic event while on treatment with rivaroxaban and had to be restarted on warfarin. The current literature on recurrence of thrombotic events in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) treated with newer oral anticoagulants (NOAC) is also reviewed. Relevant case reports and case series were identified by searching the Medline database using the key words antiphospholipid syndrome, anticoagulants and names of the NOACs, and data on individual patients was abstracted...
June 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650000/andexanet-alfa-a-recombinant-mimetic-of-human-factor-xa-for-the-reversal-of-anticoagulant-therapies
#8
REVIEW
G Escolar, M Diaz-Ricart, E Arellano-Rodrigo
Activated coagulation factor X (FXa) is a common target for classic and newer anticoagulants. Parenteral anticoagulants with an indirect inhibitory action on FXa (low-molecular-weight heparins) have a well-established clinical efficacy in the prophylaxis and therapy of thromboembolic conditions. More recently developed direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have emerged as a new class of antithrombotic drugs. Rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are direct inhibitors of FXa approved for the management of venous thromboembolism and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation...
May 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639463/adverse-drug-reactions-and-cutaneous-manifestations-associated-with-anticoagulation
#9
Trang T Vu, Melinda Gooderham
Anticoagulants are amongst the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide. Although rare, localised and systemic drug reactions have been reported with anticoagulants that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Some of the first signs of drug reactions to anticoagulants are cutaneous changes that, when recognised early, can prevent significant complications. Dermatologists should be aware of these changes to make an early and accurate diagnosis. This is particularly important in instances of skin-induced necrosis caused by systemic toxicity to anticoagulants...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595745/antithrombotic-regimens-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-coronary-artery-disease-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-focused-review
#10
Kay-Won Chang, Boris Arbit, Jonathan C Hsu
Atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease are common comorbidities with increasing incidences worldwide. About 5-15% of atrial fibrillation patients will require coronary stenting at some point in their lives, which necessitates dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a P2Y12 antagonist. Triple therapy refers to the clinical scenario in which a patient is prescribed aspirin, P2Y12 antagonist, and oral anticoagulant, usually in the setting of atrial fibrillation. Current guidelines on atrial fibrillation do not offer strong recommendations on triple therapy management...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571507/the-genetic-basis-of-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-therapy-a-pharmacogenetic-review-of-newer-antiplatelets-clopidogrel-prasugrel-and-ticagrelor-and-anticoagulants-dabigatran-rivaroxaban-apixaban-and-edoxaban
#11
REVIEW
Cormac T O'connor, Thomas J Kiernan, Bryan P Yan
The study of pharmacogenomics presents the possibility of individualised optimisation of drug therapy tailored to each patients' unique physiological traits. Both antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs play a key role in the management of cardiovascular disease. Despite their importance, there is a substantial volume of literature to suggest marked person-to-person variability in their effect. Areas covered: This article reviews the data available for the genetic cause for this inter-patient variability of antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553032/stroke-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2-how-do-we-approach-and-manage-it
#12
REVIEW
S Nayak-Rao, M P Shenoy
Renal failure is a potent risk factor for stroke, which is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The risk of stroke is 5-30 times higher in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially on dialysis. Case fatality rates are also higher reaching almost 90%. It is therefore important to understand the factors that predispose to stroke in this vulnerable population to better apply preventive strategies. The heightened risk of stroke in CKD represents the interplay of the vascular co-morbidities that occur with renal impairment and factors specific to renal failure such as malnutrition-inflammation-atherosclerosis complex, the effect of uremic toxins, dialysis techniques, vascular access, and the use of anticoagulants to maintain flow in the extracorporeal circuit...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544274/antithrombotic-therapy-in-end-stage-renal-disease
#13
REVIEW
Svetha Chunduri, Jon E Folstad, Tushar J Vachharajani
The delicate balance of risk vs. benefit of using antiplatelet and antithrombotic agents in the general population is well established. The decision to use these agents in the end stage renal disease (ESRD) population remains complex and difficult. The concomitant association of a prothombotic state with high risk of bleeding in the ESRD population requires individualization and careful clinical judgment before implementing such therapy. There remains a paucity of clinical trials and lack of substantial evidence in literature for safe and effective use of antithrombotic drugs in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540489/endoscopy-in-patients-on-antiplatelet-agents-and-anticoagulants
#14
REVIEW
Andrew M Veitch
Management of patients on anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy undergoing endoscopy presents a balance of risks between haemorrhage due to the procedure, and thrombosis due to discontinuation of antithrombotic therapy. Haemorrhage is usually controllable endoscopically, but thrombosis could, on occasion, result in myocardial infarction or stroke, with permanent disability or death. For elective procedures, there is adequate time to plan best management of antithrombotic therapy. International guidelines have been published, but recommendations are based on limited evidence and consultation with appropriate medical specialists, and the patient is important...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516318/effect-of-apixaban-on-all-cause-death-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-based-on-imputed-placebo-effect
#15
Patrícia O Guimarães, Renato D Lopes, Daniel M Wojdyla, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Stuart J Connolly, Greg C Flaker, Junyuan Wang, Michael Hanna, Christopher B Granger, Lars Wallentin, Kennedy R Lees, John H Alexander, John J V McMurray
PURPOSE: Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are the standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF); therefore, there is not equipoise when comparing newer oral anticoagulants with placebo in this setting. METHODS: To explore the effect of apixaban on mortality in patients with AF, we performed a meta-analysis of apixaban versus placebo using a putative placebo analysis based on randomized controlled clinical trials that compared warfarin, aspirin, and no antithrombotic control...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472251/rivaroxaban-withdrawal-and-rebound-hypercoagulability-leading-to-upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-case-report
#16
Subramaniam Nagasayi, Surendra Varman, Yeo Yan Ting, Wendy Ang
As the newer oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are increasingly used in older patients, clinical scenarios when they may need to be discontinued temporarily or indefinitely, may be encountered. Similarly with increasing use of permanent pacemakers and other intra-cardiac devices, there is an increased risk of upper limb venous thrombosis even few years after their insertion. We report a case of a patient with a permanent pacemaker, on rivaroxaban (NOAC) for atrial fibrillation, who developed an upper extremity deep vein thrombosis after its temporary withdrawal following a traumatic acute subdural haematoma...
September 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298191/bleeding-events-associated-with-a-low-dose-110%C3%A2-mg-versus-a-high-dose-150%C3%A2-mg-of-dabigatran-in-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Nabin Chaudhary, Jun Yuan
BACKGROUND: The newer oral anticoagulant dabigatran is considered to be more beneficial in patients with non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation (AF) when compared to warfarin. However, because bleeding events which are associated with a low dose (110 mg) versus a high dose (150 mg) of dabigatran have seldom been compared, we aimed to systematically solve this important issue through this meta-analysis. METHODS: English publications comparing 110 mg with 150 mg dabigatran in patients who were treated for AF were electronically searched through medical databases...
March 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279076/triple-antithrombotic-therapy-with-aspirin-p2y12-inhibitor-and-warfarin-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#18
Nathan J Verlinden, James C Coons, Carlo J Iasella, Sandra L Kane-Gill
BACKGROUND: Triple antithrombotic therapy is used in patients who require systemic anticoagulation and undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) requiring dual antiplatelet therapy. Bleeding with this combination is significant; however, few studies have described outcomes with the use of newer oral P2Y12 inhibitors in this setting. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare outcomes among patients prescribed triple therapy with prasugrel or ticagrelor compared to triple therapy with clopidogrel in patients who underwent PCI and required warfarin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258727/comparison-of-baseline-characteristics-and-inhospital-outcomes-of-patients-and-use-of-bare-metal-versus-drug-eluting-stents-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-2005-to-2015-at-a-single-tertiary-hospital
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Romain Didier, Michael A Gaglia, Michael J Lipinski, Edward Koifman, Sarkis Kiramijyan, Smita Negi, Jiaxiang Gai, Rebecca Torguson, Augusto D Pichard, Ron Waksman
With steady growth in the use of drug-eluting stents (DES), the indications for bare metal stents (BMS) have significantly changed over the last decade. This study aims to describe trends in the use of BMS and the evolution of the population receiving them over the past 10 years and determine patient characteristics associated with using BMS. Consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at the Washington Hospital Center from January 2005 through March 2015 were included. Baseline characteristics and inhospital outcomes of patients who underwent PCI with BMS versus DES were compared during 2 different time periods: from 2005 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2015...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225876/anticoagulation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-search
#20
REVIEW
Nayara L Froio, Richard Murdoch Montgomery, Elias David-Neto, Ivan Aprahamian
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is one of the most important diseases worldwide. Several clinical scenarios demand full dose of anticoagulants primary to stroke etiology or to the treatment of comorbidity. However, controversy exists over many issues regarding anticoagulation treatment in stroke such as time for initiation, efficacy according to stroke etiology, the ideal dose of anticoagulants, and whether novel anticoagulants should be used. METHOD: Computerized search for clinical trials and randomized controlled clinical trials was done to the present date at Medline, Scielo, Embase, PsychInfo, and Cochrane Library using MeSH terms and the keywords stroke, ischemic stroke, anticoagulation, anticoagulants, heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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