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CADTH has just completed another research project looking more closely at the issue of regular blood tests to monitor warfarin therapy.
The propensity matches, based on such characteristics as GI bleeding risk factors, age, race, and concomitant medications, were drawn from 92,816 patients in a large database starting a new prescription of dabig-atran, rivaroxaban, or warfarin over a recent 3-year period.
A second contemporaneous trial conducted in the US, COAG, included 1015 patients requiring warfarin therapy; 22% of the patients had atrial fibrillation, 58% venous thromboembolism or pulmonary embolus, and 20% a combination or another indication.
The STABLE results dramatically demonstrate the importance of regular and frequent self-testing as an adjunct to warfarin therapy, and bring important information to bear when clinicians are selecting an anticoagulant for their patients," said Jack Ansell, MD, lead study investigator and Professor of Medicine at Hofstra-North Shore/LIJ School of Medicine.
Arbitrary warfarin dose adjustment frequently overcorrects the INR.
Studies have shown that DNA testing can potentially improve the safety and effectiveness of warfarin, said Kirk Voelker, M.
Although GBE is also believed to increase the risk of bleeding by its interaction with anticoagulants such as warfarin (Matthews 1998; Ulbricht et al.
Eisai estimates that there are approximately one million patients currently taking Warfarin in Japan.
These data are consistent with the results of the global ROCKET AF trial, which were reported at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA) 2010 and showed similar rates of major and non-major clinically relevant bleeding in a diverse population of patients treated with once-daily Xarelto compared with dose-adjusted warfarin.
Warfarin is a drug widely used in cardiovascular medicine to prevent thromboembolic complications.
Summary: Dabigatran etexilate 150mg BID was superior to warfarin in the reduction of stroke and systemic embolism irrespective of centre-based International Normalized Ratio (INR) control1
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Warfarin users appear more likely to develop brain haemorrhage following stroke treatment with the anticoagulant, a new study has found.
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