Review: Self-monitoring increases the efficacy and safety of anticoagulant therapy: COMMENTARY
- Meta-analysis: Effect of Patient Self-testing and Self-management of Long-Term Anticoagulation on Major Clinical Outcomes. Bloomfield, Hanna E.; Krause, Ange; Greer, Nancy; Taylor, Brent C.; MacDonald, Roderick; Rutks, Indulis; Reddy, Preetham; Wilt, Timothy J. // Annals of Internal Medicine;4/5/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 7, p472
Background: Anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists reduces major thromboembolic complications in at-risk patients. With portable monitoring devices, patients can conduct their own international normalized ratio testing and dose adjustment at home. Purpose: To determine whether patient...
- Counseling patients on anticoagulation. Tanzi, Maria G. // Pharmacy Today;Oct2009, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p21
The article offers information on handling patients about anticoagulation. It notes on the importance of understanding to the benefits and risks regarding the prescribed therapy for patients with medications of anticoagulants including warfarin and low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Moreover,...
- Review: self monitoring increases the efficacy and safely of anticoagulant therapy. // Evidence Based Medicine;Aug2006, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p103
The article presents information on a study on self-monitoring, which increases efficacy and safety of anticoagulant therapies. The study compared self-testing or self-management in adults or children who were receiving oral anticoagulation therapy for any indication. It was observed from the...
- Review: Self-monitoring increases the efficacy and safety of anticoagulant therapy. // ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p1
The article presents a study which reports that self-monitoring in patients can enhance the effectiveness and safety of the anticoagulant therapy. For the study, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared self-management and self-testing with management and who were receiving oral...
- Self-monitoring. Gunstone, Chris // British Journal of General Practice;Apr2013, Vol. 63 Issue 609, p182
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Self-monitoring of oral anticoagulation: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data," by C. Heneghan and colleagues in the 2012 issue.
- STABILIZATION OF ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY BY SIMULTANEOUS COUMARIN AND VITAMIN K ADMINISTRATION. Udall, John A. // Angiology;Feb1968, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p95
Several combinations of large fixed doses of warfarin and vitamin K were administered to two human subjects in an effort to obtain a stable course of sustained anticoagulant therapy. Favorable results were obtained, but only when vitamin K1 (phytonadione) was administered by subcutaneous injection.
- Recombinant factor VIIa therapy in a patient on long term anticoagulant treatment with a bleeding and acute subdural hematoma. Kovac, Nata�a; Gopcevic, Aleksandar; Kovac, Josip; Gacina, Petar; Novkoski, Mladen // Signa Vitae;Oct2007, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p25
In this paper we report on the successful correction of a coagulopathy with activated recombinant factor seven (rFVIIa) therapy which enabled surgical removal of a life threatening subdural hematoma. The severe coagulopathy developed due to long term warfarin therapy, which followed heart...
- Self-management of anticoagulant therapy is safe. // Medical Economics;5/10/2011, Vol. 88 Issue 9, p91
The article reports on the study which suggests the self-management of vitamin K antagonist therapy leads to a reduced risk of major thromboembolic complications without an increased risk of major bleeding compared with usual care.
- Comparative pharmacokinetics of vitamin K antagonists: warfarin, phenprocoumon and acenocoumarol. Ufer, Mike // Clinical Pharmacokinetics;2005, Vol. 44 Issue 12, p1227
Vitamin K antagonists belong to the group of most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used for long-term anticoagulation therapy, and exhibit their anticoagulant effect by inhibition of vitamin K epoxide reductase. Each drug exists in two different enantiomeric forms and is administered...