Focus on Anticoagulation Care

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  • November 30, 2009
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    The decision to use warfarin therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) on hemodialysis must be determined by balancing the perceived risk of thromboembolic stroke versus the risk of...

  • October 1, 2009
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    A large, randomized trial involving 18,113 patients with atrial fibrillation reported that dabigatran, an investigational oral thrombin inhibitor, 150 mg twice daily was associated with lower...

  • September 14, 2009
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    A population-based case–control study and a national cohort study both concluded that the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is higher with oral contraceptives (OCPs) that contain progestins...

  • July 1, 2009
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    A study recently published online at Circulation found that individualized low–molecular weight heparin (LMWH) bridging regimens are safe and effective in most patients on oral...

  • April 1, 2009
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    Low-dose oral vitamin K does not reduce bleeding events in patients modestly over-anticoagulated with warfarin (Coumadin—Bristol-Myers Squibb), according to a study recently reported in...

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