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Apixaban appears safer than rivaroxaban, warfarin in cirrhosis with atrial fibrillation

Patients who initiated rivaroxaban or warfarin had significantly higher rates of major hemorrhagic events than those taking apixaban, a retrospective study of U.S. patients with cirrhosis and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation found.
9 Jul 2024

Parsing periop predicaments

Due to a lack of evidence for best perioperative procedures, clinicians have debated for decades how to address circumstances such as stroke or atrial fibrillation.
1 Jul 2024

Real-world data quantifies injuries from potentially hepatotoxic medications

Incidence rates of severe acute liver injury ranged from 0 events per 10,000 person-years with candesartan and minocycline to 86.4 events per 10,000 person-years with stavudine among patients without preexisting liver or biliary disease, according to Veterans Affairs data.
25 Jun 2024

Many older adults use aspirin for primary prevention despite guideline changes

In 2021, nearly 30% of adults ages 60 years and older used aspirin for primary cardiovascular disease prevention despite 2018/2019 guideline updates from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
25 Jun 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Leg swelling, pain of 1 week's duration

A 48-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for right leg swelling and pain of 1 week's duration. She reports no recent surgery, injuries, periods of immobility, or long airplane flights. Following a physical exam and ultrasound, what is the most appropriate management?
28 May 2024

Patients with provoked VTE often on anticoagulation longer than recommended

Three variables were associated with receiving anticoagulation for longer than three months after a provoked venous thromboembolism (VTE): direct oral anticoagulant use, history of VTE, and history of myocardial infarction.
1 Nov 2022

Long-term anticoagulation after first unprovoked VTE associated with considerable bleeding risk

Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis provide a framework for clinicians and patients to balance the benefits and harms of extended anticoagulation for unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE).
14 Sep 2021

Amiodarone increases bleeding compared with flecainide or sotalol in patients on anticoagulant therapy

A retrospective analysis of Medicare patients who started an anticoagulant and then amiodarone found that they had a 44% increased risk for bleeding-related hospitalization compared to those on other antiarrhythmics and that this risk was higher with rivaroxaban than apixaban.
23 May 2023

Patients with atrial fibrillation likely to underestimate bleeding risks of anticoagulants

Women were significantly less likely than men to underestimate their bleeding risk, and a history of bleeding was associated with a threefold increased likelihood of inaccurate perception of bleeding risk, according to a study of atrial fibrillation patients.
24 Aug 2021

Intervention targeting clinicians did not increase anticoagulation use in patients with afib

Electronic messaging and academic detailing improved clinicians' comfort with prescribing anticoagulation in certain situations, but rates of appropriate anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation did not change significantly, a trial found.
25 Feb 2020

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