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DOACs show better safety, effectiveness than warfarin in patients with valvular afib

As a class, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) were associated with lower risk for ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and major bleeding events than warfarin, and results were consistent for apixaban and rivaroxaban.
30 Mar 2021

Latest Curbsiders podcast episode features tips in perioperative medication management

Avital Y. O’Glasser, MD, FACP, covers perioperative anticoagulation, why “bridging is dead,” aspirin, dual antiplatelet therapy, and much more.
24 Sep 2019

New drugs could improve anticoagulation rates

Dabigatran and rivaroxaban spare patients the need for regular blood checks, but warfarin is less expensive and has an antidote to reverse bleeding, if needed. Does the convenience of the new generation of drugs and the potential to increase compliance with therapy outweigh their downsides?.
1 Apr 2012

MKSAP Quiz: Right-upper-quadrant abdominal discomfort

A 36-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-day history of constant right-upper-quadrant abdominal discomfort and abdominal distention. She has no significant medical history. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
19 Oct 2021

IDSA offers criteria on testing for COVID-19; new research looks at clots, treatments

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released guidance for COVID-19 testing among inpatients and outpatients, while studies offered further support for anticoagulation but showed no benefit from hydroxychloroquine or lopinavir-ritonavir.
12 May 2020

ACP offers free webinar on discussing afib self-management options with patients

The webinar will also cover how to apply risk-scoring systems to determine appropriate anticoagulation based on individual risk of stroke and bleeding.
6 Nov 2018

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of intermittent claudication

A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of intermittent claudication. His symptoms have been slowly progressive but are not life limiting. Medical history is significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and carotid artery stenosis treated with left carotid endarterectomy. He is a former smoker but quit 10 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment to reduce this patient's cardiovascular risk?
23 Aug 2022

Apixaban associated with lower adverse event rates than warfarin in frail patients with afib

A retrospective observational study used Medicare data to compare outcomes of apixaban, rivaroxaban, and dabigatran with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.
20 Jul 2021

Updated guidelines released on antithrombotic therapy for afib

The American College of Chest Physicians provided 60 recommendation statements in the areas of stroke risk, bleeding risk, antithrombotic therapy, and management of bleeding on oral anticoagulation, among other topics.
28 Aug 2018

Dabigatran may interact with BP meds in patients with afib and normal kidney function

U.S. guidance currently recommends a lower dabigatran dose in those taking P-glycoprotein inhibitors only if kidney function is impaired.
28 Apr 2020

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