TITLE

Review: Self-monitoring increases the efficacy and safety of anticoagulant therapy: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Spandorfer, John
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views about the self-monitoring in the anticoagulation therapy. Continuing oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists in patients is one of the difficult task for medicine. The patients who are undergoing anticoagulation therapy have learned that self-monitoring prothrombin devices can improve the anticoagulation control. Researcher C. Heneghan and colleagues examined 14 randomized controlled trials of self-monitoring of patients provided by anticoagulation clinics. They found that fewer complications were developed in the patients, but physicians adjusted the dose accordingly.
ACCESSION #
21692866

 

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