A 10-mg nomogram was more effective than a 5-mg nomogram for warfarin induction in outpatient venous thromboembolism

November 2003
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p59
Academic Journal
This article presents a comparison of 10-mg and 5-mg warfarin initiation nomograms together with low-molecular-weight heparin for outpatient treatment of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). Patients in the 10-mg-nomogram group had a shorter mean time to a therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) and were more likely to have a therapeutic INR at day 5 than were patients in the 5-mg-nomogram group. The groups did not differ for rates of VTE, major bleeding, or death.


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