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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650000/andexanet-alfa-a-recombinant-mimetic-of-human-factor-xa-for-the-reversal-of-anticoagulant-therapies
#1
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/28635328/dietary-implications-for-patients-receiving-long-term-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-thromboembolic-disease
#2
Emmanouela Kampouraki, Farhad Kamali
The effectiveness of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin (a vitamin K antagonist) in the treatment of thromboembolic disease, including stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation is well recognised. However, warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window and an unpredictable anticoagulation response, which make it difficult to achieve and maintain optimal anticoagulation. Various dietary factors, including sudden changes in eating patterns, can significantly alter anticoagulation control, thereby potentially exposing patients to the risk of bleeding or thromboembolic complications...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635196/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-insight-from-randomized-clinical-trials
#3
Stefania Angela Di Fusco, Furio Colivicchi, Nadia Aspromonte, Marco Tubaro, Alessandro Aiello, Massimo Santini
Anticoagulation, reducing the risk of thromboembolic events in patients undergoing cardioversion, is a cornerstone of peri-cardioversion management in patients with atrial fibrillation. We aimed to analyse published data on the efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients undergoing cardioversion. We performed a systematic review of randomized prospective clinical trials (RCTs) comparing DOACs with warfarin and reporting data on post-cardioversion outcomes of interest. Outcomes of interest were stroke, systemic thromboembolic events and major bleeding...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629235/atrial-fibrillation-as-a-complication-of-ibrutinib-therapy-clinical-features-and-challenges-of-management
#4
Bronwyn C Thorp, Xavier Badoux
Ibrutinib is a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor finding increasingly widespread use in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Evidence of an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) emerged in Phase III studies with a median incidence of approximately 6%. The mechanism remains unknown, but inhibition of a cardioprotective pathway has been proposed. Ibrutinib induces a platelet function defect, increasing the bleeding risk of anticoagulation for AF stroke prophylaxis. Multiple potential drug interactions are an added complication...
June 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622606/dementia-correlates-with-anticoagulation-underuse-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#5
Giovanni Viscogliosi, Evaristo Ettorre, Iulia Maria Chiriac
OBJECTIVES: Stroke prevention in older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remains a challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether a dementia diagnosis is an independent correlate of lower prescription rate of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) in a sample of older AF patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study. Consecutive older community-dwelling AF patients referred for a comprehensive geriatric assessment, were considered. Evaluation of physical, social and mental health, and administration of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) and Barthel Index were performed...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619189/antithrombotic-therapy-and-first%C3%A2-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction-in-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation
#6
Christina J-Y Lee, Jannik L Pallisgaard, Jonas Bjerring Olesen, Nicholas Carlson, Morten Lamberts, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Axel Brandes, Steen E Husted, Søren P Johnsen, Morten L Hansen
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have increased risk of thromboembolic events such as stroke and myocardial infarction (MI). Although it has been established that the efficacy of anticoagulation is superior to that of antiplatelet agents for stroke prophylaxis in AF, the optimal antithrombotic treatment remains uncertain for primary protection against MI. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated the incidence of first-time MI in patients with AF according to antithrombotic treatment and estimated the risk of stroke and bleeding...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612910/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-procedures-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#7
Magdalena Szymała, Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitręga, Tomasz Podolecki, Grzegorz Mencel, Tomasz Kukulski, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common supraventricular tachyarrhythmia. The percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) may be considered for the stroke prophylaxis in patients with nonvalvular AF (NVAF), especially in contraindications for oral anticoagulants (OAC) or high risk of bleeding. The data about implantation, safety, efficacy and follow-up are limited. Moreover, there are no studies on patients with NVAF and heart failure with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction (left ventricular ejection fraction - LVEF ≤ 35%)...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595862/safety-and-efficacy-of-uninterrupted-apixaban-therapy-versus-warfarin-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
#8
Ruchit R Shah, Ajay Pillai, Pascha Schafer, David Meggo, Tom McElderry, Vance Plumb, Takumi Yamada, Vineet Kumar, Harish Doppalapudi, Alicia Gunter, Emily Pentecost, William R Maddox
Thromboembolic cerebrovascular accident remains a rare but potentially devastating complication of catheter-based atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Uninterrupted oral anticoagulant therapy with warfarin has become the standard of care when performing catheter-based AF ablation. Compared with warfarin, apixaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and major bleeding in nonvalvular AF. With an increase in apixaban use for stroke prophylaxis in patients with AF, there is an increased interest in the safety and efficacy of uninterrupted apixaban therapy during AF ablation...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553032/stroke-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2-how-do-we-approach-and-manage-it
#9
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/28524005/rivaroxaban-metabolism-pharmacologic-properties-and-drug-interactions
#10
Tomas Kvasnicka, Ivana Malikova, Zuzana Zenahlikova, Karolína Kettnerova, Radka Brzezkova, Tomas Zima, Jan Ulrych, Jan Briza, Ivan Netuka, Jan Kvasnicka
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban represents a selective direct inhibitor of activated coagulation factor X (FXa) having peroral bioavailability and prompt onset of action. OBJECTIVE: The absorbtion of rivaroxaban is quick, reaching maximum plasma concentration 2-4 hours following its administration. Peroral bioavailability is high (80-100 %) and pharmacokinetic variability is considered to be moderate (coefficient of variation 30-40 %). This review discusses the properties, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics and clinical indications of rivaroxaban...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511557/impact-of-a-perioperative-prophylaxis-guideline-on-post-cardiothoracic-surgery-atrial-fibrillation
#11
Rosanna Li, C Michael White, Jola Mehmeti, Spencer T Martin, Laura C Hobbs
BACKGROUND: National practice guidelines do not provide clear recommendations on combination pharmacological regimens to reduce cardiothoracic surgery (CTS) postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). OBJECTIVE: This study examines if there is a reduction in POAF rates after implementing a perioperative prophylaxis guideline that includes amiodarone, β-blockers, and high-intensity statins. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected on 400 adults (200 patients pre-guideline implementation and 200 patients post-guideline implementation) with a CHA2DS2-VASc (Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Age, Diabetes Mellitus, and Vascular Disease) score of at least 3 points after CTS...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480507/initiation-of-anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation-which-factors-are-associated-with-choice-of-anticoagulant
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A Gundlund, L Staerk, E L Fosbøl, K Gadsbøll, C Sindet-Pedersen, A N Bonde, G H Gislason, J B Olesen
BACKGROUND: The use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasing rapidly. We compared characteristics of AF patients initiated on NOACs versus vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS: Using Danish nationwide registry data, we identified AF patients initiating either a VKA or a NOAC from 22 August 2011 until 30 September 2016. We compared patient characteristics including age, gender, comorbidities, concomitant pharmacotherapy and CHA2 DS2 -VASc and HAS-BLED scores in patients initiated on a VKA, dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464979/how-do-family-medicine-residents-choose-an-anticoagulation-regimen-for-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Payam Yazdan-Ashoori, Zardasht Oqab, William F McIntyre, Kieran L Quinn, Erik van Oosten, Wilma M Hopman, Adrian Baranchuk
Aim To examine the choices Canadian family medicine residents make for oral anticoagulation (OAC) for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND: AF increases the risk of strokes. An important consideration in AF management is risk stratification for stroke and prescription of appropriate OAC. Family physicians provide the vast majority of OAC prescriptions. METHODS: We administered a survey to residents in multiple Canadian family medicine training programmes...
May 3, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439617/-stroke-prophylaxis-in-atrial-fibrillation-when-how-and-for-whom
#14
T Maurer, C Sohns
In patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), modern antithrombotic therapy and anticoagulation strategies should be individualized based on shared decision making including patient preferences and the absolute and relative risks of stroke and bleeding. Estimation of the individual risk for stroke is still based on the CHA2DS2-VASc score. Based on the most recent guidelines for the management of AF, oral anticoagulation therapy should be considered for men with a CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥1 and women with a score ≥2, balancing the expected stroke reduction, risk of bleeding and patient preference...
April 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389612/benefits-of-emergency-departments-contribution-to-stroke-prophylaxis-in-atrial-fibrillation-the-emerg-af-study-emergency-department-stroke-prophylaxis-and-guidelines-implementation-in-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Blanca Coll-Vinent, Alfonso Martín, Juan Sánchez, Juan Tamargo, Coral Suero, Francisco Malagón, Mercedes Varona, Manuel Cancio, Susana Sánchez, José Carbajosa, José Ríos, Georgina Casanovas, Carles Ràfols, Carmen Del Arco
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Long-term benefits of initiating stroke prophylaxis in the emergency department (ED) are unknown. We analyzed the long-term safety and benefits of ED prescription of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, observational cohort of consecutive atrial fibrillation patients was performed in 62 Spanish EDs. Clinical variables and thromboprophylaxis prescribed at discharge were collected at inclusion...
May 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381197/assessment-and-provision-of-rehabilitation-among-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-china-findings-from-the-china-national-stroke-registry-ii
#16
Janet Prvu Bettger, Zixiao Li, Ying Xian, Liping Liu, Xingquan Zhao, Hao Li, Chunxue Wang, Chunjuan Wang, Xia Meng, Anxin Wang, Yuesong Pan, Eric D Peterson, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
Background Stroke rehabilitation improves functional recovery among stroke patients. However, little is known about clinical practice in China regarding the assessment and provision of rehabilitation among patients with acute ischemic stroke. Aims We examined the frequency and determinants of an assessment for rehabilitation among acute ischemic stroke patients from the China National Stroke Registry II. Methods Data for 19,294 acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to 219 hospitals from June 2012 to January 2013 were analyzed...
April 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379461/current-practice-trends-for-use-of-early-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#17
Laurel J Cherian, Eric E Smith, Lee H Schwamm, Gregg C Fonarow, Phillip J Schulte, Ying Xian, Jingjing Wu, Shyam K Prabhakaran
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Guidelines recommend early VTE prophylaxis. OBJECTIVE: To determine characteristics associated with early chemoprophylaxis (CP) after ICH in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke registry. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, we identified patients with ICH between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2013, who (1) were non-ambulatory and/or not comfort care measures by hospital day 2; (2) were not transferred to another acute care facility; and (3) had known VTE prophylaxis status at end of hospital day 2...
April 4, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369234/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-following-cardiac-surgery-a-persistent-complication
#18
Jason W Greenberg, Timothy S Lancaster, Richard B Schuessler, Spencer J Melby
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common, expensive and potentially morbid complication following cardiac surgery. POAF occurs in around 35% of cardiac surgery cases and has a peak incidence on postoperative day 2. Patients who develop POAF incur on average $10 000-$20 000 in additional hospital treatment costs, 12-24 h of prolonged ICU time, and an additional 2 to 5 days in the hospital. POAF has been identified as an independent predictor of numerous adverse outcomes, including a 2- to 4-fold increased risk of stroke, reoperation for bleeding, infection, renal or respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, cerebral complications, need for permanent pacemaker placement, and a 2-fold increase in all-cause 30-day and 6-month mortality...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301912/potential-causes-and-implications-of-low-target-therapeutic-ratio-in-warfarin-treated-patients-for-thrombosis-prophylaxis
#19
Halil Atas, Ahmet Anıl Sahin, Dilek Barutçu Atas, Murat Sunbul, Alper Kepez, Mehmet Agirbasli
Time in therapeutic range (TTR) of international normalized ratio is crucial for the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation with warfarin and it is influenced by many factors. There are limited data about the quality of warfarin therapy and its effects on clinical outcomes in Turkey. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the quality of anticoagulant therapy with warfarin and evaluate the parameters that affect the quality of warfarin therapy. A total of 170 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF; mean age: 62...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293117/the-use-status-of-anticoagulation-drugs-for-inpatients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-southwest-china
#20
Huan Jie Zheng, Shu Kun Ouyang, Yue Zhao, Kai Lu, Su Xin Luo, Hua Xiao
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulants (OACs) are effective for the prophylaxis of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the status of anticoagulation treatment for hospitalized AF patients in Southwest China. METHODS: A total of 4760 hospitalized patients with AF were enrolled from 21 hospitals in Chongqing city from January 1 to December 31, 2013. RESULTS: Among the enrolled patients, 3785 were diagnosed with nonvalvular AF...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
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