TITLE

Warfarin testing every 12 weeks?

PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Jan2012 Supplement, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the result of a study which examines the interval for prothrombin time monitoring for warfarin. The study utilizes 226 patients who were on a stable dose of warfarin for 6 months and were assigned to testing every 4 weeks and every 12 weeks. It shows that the 12-week group manifested fewer dose changes and secondary outcomes such as major bleeding, thromboembolism and death.
ACCESSION #
70321935

 

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