TITLE

Weekly INR self-testing did not reduce stroke, major bleeding, or death more than monthly clinic testing

AUTHOR(S)
Witt, Daniel M.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;1/18/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study investigating whether weekly international normalized ratio (INR) self-testing is more helpful than monthly testing in a high-quality clinic for reducing a composite of stroke, major bleeding, or death. It was found in the study that there is no difference between weekly INR self-testing and monthly clinic INR testing for the composite endpoint and INR self-testing increased risk for minor bleeding.
ACCESSION #
65456971

 

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