The aim of this study was to investigate the possible effects of EPHX1 and VKORC1L1 polymorphisms on variability of responses to warfarin. Sixteen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 201 patients with stable warfarin doses were analyzed including genes of VKORC1, CYP2C9, CYP4F2, GGCX, EPHX1 and VKORC1L1. Univariate analysis was conducted for the association of genotypes with stable warfarin doses. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to investigate factors that independently affected the inter-individual variability of warfarin dose requirements. The rs4072879 of VKORC1L1 (A , G) was significantly associated with stable warfarin doses; wild homozygote carriers (AA) required significantly lower stable warfarin doses than those with the variant G allele (5.02 ± 1.56 vs. 5.96 ± 2.01 mg; p = 0.001). Multivariate analysis showed that EPHX1 rs1877724 and VKORC1L1 rs4072879 accounted for 1.5% and 1.3% of the warfarin dose variability. Adding EPHX1 and VKORC1L1 SNPs to the base model ...
Introduction: Warfarin reduces stroke risk in atrial fibrillation (AF), but increases bleed risk. Frequent testing with dose adjustment is needed to maintain INR levels in the therapeutic range of 2.0-3.0. Novel anticoagulants (NOACs) now challenge warfarin as stroke-preventive therapy for AF. They are available at fixed doses but costlier. Warfarin anticoagulation at a time in therapeutic range (TTR) ≥70% is similarly effective and safe as NOACs. It is unclear whether AF patients with TTR ≥70% will remain stably anticoagulated and avoid the need to switch to a NOAC. We assessed stability of warfarin anticoagulation in AF patients with an initial TTR ≥70% primarily managed by anticoagulation clinics.. Hypothesis: AF patients who achieve TTR ≥70% in the first 6 months of warfarin therapy will maintain high TTR subsequently.. Methods: Within the community-based ATRIA cohort of AF patients, we identified 2521 new warfarin users who continued warfarin therapy over 15 months. We excluded ...
Background: Patients on long term warfarin treatment can have cerebral ischemic events despite therapeutic levels. We sought to determine unique patient attributes that result in ischemic events on therapeutic warfarin treatment.. Methods: We reviewed the medical records and imaging data of consecutive patients with cerebral ischemic events who were on long term warfarin treatment over a 4 year period. We stratified the patients based on international normalized ratio (2.0-3.0 versus ,2.0) and compared the demographic and clinical characteristics between the two groups of patients.. Results: A total of 163 patients (mean age±SD; 77.3 ± 11.2) on long term warfarin treatment were admitted with cerebral ischemic events (97 ischemic strokes and 40 transient ischemic attacks). The mean age was not different between patients who were sub therapeutic and therapeutic on warfarin (78.2 ±11.6 versus 77.5±10.5, p=0.7). The proportion of patients with hypertension (87.2% versus 84.0%, p=0.6), diabetes ...
Good evidence exists that adjusted-dose warfarin reduces the risk for stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (1). However, because regular monitoring of the INR is required and because of the risk for hemorrhage, a safer alternative is desirable. Aspirin is safer and more convenient but less effective than warfarin (2, 3). This study was restricted to patients who had at least 1 risk factor for stroke in addition to atrial fibrillation. In these patients, the effects of low-intensity, fixed-dose warfarin plus aspirin were disappointing; the risk for stroke increased, and the risk for major hemorrhage was not reduced. Patients who are at high risk for stroke stand to gain more from treatment than patients at low risk for stroke, and the SPAF III study confirms the benefit of adjusted-dose warfarin for these patients. Increasing evidence supports a target range of 2.0 to 3.0 for the INR. The risk for stroke rises steeply if the INR is , 2, and the risk for hemorrhage rises if it ...
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Background Increasing numbers of children are being administered warfarin therapy as thromboprophylaxis. Warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window with a target international normalised ratio (INR) of 2-3.5, called the therapeutic range. The length of time a patients INR remains within the therapeutic range is calculated as time in the therapeutic rangeâ‡"(tm). Risk for haemorrhage in children receiving warfarin is 0.5%/patient-year and minor bleeding 2.3%/patient-year, which increases exponentially for INRs >5.0. Practice among non-bleeding adults with INRs ≥5 and ≤9 is to withhold warfarin and allow the INR to return to the therapeutic range. Faster warfarin clearance is correlated with younger age. Methods and results The study objective was to determine the safety and effectiveness of a conservative approach for management of INRs >5 in children receiving warfarin. Children receiving warfarin with INRs ≥5 had warfarin withheld followed by a next day INR without vitamin ...
Background: Many cardiovascular diseases may require lifelong anticoagulation therapy. Warfarin is the most prescribed medication in this regard, however, it has serious side effects. Recently the new issue regarding to warfarin dosing is considered in which some single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affecting cytochrome P450 system can impact on warfarin metabolism and dosing. Methods: 230 cardiovascular patients have participated in the study. The INR levels was 1.5 - 3.5 with a mean range of 2.8. The subjects were divided into two case and control groups. The rs2108622 SNP of the CYP4F2 gene and its effect on warfarin dosing in these patients was accessed. Results: The results of our study showed a correlation between age and warfarin dosage. The overall frequency of the CC and TT allele of rs2108622 was 53.1% and 18.6%. Daily average dose of warfarin in CC, CT and TT variants was 3.5 ± 1.6, 4.5 ± 2.1 and 5.3 ± 2.1 respectively. The daily warfarin dose in patients with CC allele was
The warfarin binding behaviour of a large tryptic fragment (residues 198-585 which comprise domains two and three) and of a large peptic fragment (residues 1-387 which comprise domains one and two) of human serum albumin has been studied by circular dichroism and equilibrium dialysis in order to locate and characterize ... read more the primary warfarin binding site. The induced ellipticity of the warfarin-peptic fragment complex turned out to be pH dependent. This pH dependence occurs in the region of the neutral-to-base transition of the albumin molecule. The induced ellipticity of the warfarin-tryptic fragment complex is pH independent. Difference CD-spectra showed that the peptic fragment and albumin have similar warfarin binding properties whereas the tryptic fragment has deviant warfarin binding properties. The equilibrium dialysis experiments showed that the affinity of warfarin to the peptic fragment and to albumin is practically the same whereas the affinity of warfarin to the tryptic ...
Health care professionals (HCP) are known key elements of effective patients counselling and education. For patients taking warfarin, education about the dose, side effects, and toxicity is clearly identified as a cornerstone of achieving improved health and quality of life. The study objective was to evaluate the patients knowledge about warfarin and assess the impact of the health care professionals counselling in enhancing patients knowledge in achieving warfarin therapeutic outcomes. A six-month prospective multicentered study was conducted in three hospitals, enrolling 300 patients admitted to the cardiac care unit and internal medicine departments. Patients warfarin knowledge and INR levels were assessed before and after the clinical pharmacist counselling. The main therapeutic outcome was the impact of the clinical pharmacist-physician counselling on improving patients education and achieving therapeutic INR level. A higher mean knowledge about warfarin score was found after counselling as
Background: Warfarin is used as an anti-coagulant in patients at risk of developing thrombosis. It has a narrow therapeutic index necessitating close monitoring of International Normalized Ratio (INR). According to a meta-analysis, patients were in therapeutic range only 63.6% of the time. This increases the risk of bleeding or thrombosis. Various retrospective and prospective studies have looked at supplementation with phytonadione in these patients to reduce the variability of INR showing an improvement in variability. Most of these studies have only been done in a small number of patients already on warfarin therapy. This study will focus on patients newly starting warfarin therapy.. Methods: This study is a prospective, randomized, controlled trial performed at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital (JAHVA). Patients who meet criteria and sign informed consent will receive either phytonadione with warfarin or warfarin alone. Based on a power calculation for 80%, a total of 370 patients will be ...
Background: Warfarin is used as an anti-coagulant in patients at risk of developing thrombosis. It has a narrow therapeutic index necessitating close monitoring of International Normalized Ratio (INR). According to a meta-analysis, patients were in therapeutic range only 63.6% of the time. This increases the risk of bleeding or thrombosis. Various retrospective and prospective studies have looked at supplementation with phytonadione in these patients to reduce the variability of INR showing an improvement in variability. Most of these studies have only been done in a small number of patients already on warfarin therapy. This study will focus on patients newly starting warfarin therapy.. Methods: This study is a prospective, randomized, controlled trial performed at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital (JAHVA). Patients who meet criteria and sign informed consent will receive either phytonadione with warfarin or warfarin alone. Based on a power calculation for 80%, a total of 370 patients will be ...
Warfarin has been in clinical use for nearly 60 years, and in 2010 there were ,25 million prescriptions for warfarin in the United States. Although warfarin is highly efficacious, it has a narrow therapeutic window to achieve desired anticoagulation without excess risk of bleeding. Anticoagulation status is monitored with the International Normalized Ratio (INR), where the most common target INR is 2 to 3. Not only does warfarin exhibit a narrow therapeutic index, but there can be 10- to 20-fold differences in the warfarin dose required to achieve target INR. Thus, the early period after warfarin therapy initiation requires frequent INR monitoring to determine the proper dose for the patient, it is often associated with multiple dose adjustments, and many patients experience prolonged periods of over- or underanticoagulation while the appropriate dose is identified. These challenges lead to warfarin being a leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations for an adverse drug ...
BACKGROUND: The role of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA [aspirin]) and warfarin in secondary prevention after acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is well established. However, there are sparse data comparing the presentation and outcomes of patients who present with ACS while on ASA and/or warfarin therapy and those on neither. METHODS: Using data from the Canadian Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE), we stratified 14,090 ACS patients into 4 groups according to prior use of antithrombotic therapies and compared in-hospital management and outcomes. RESULTS: Among 14,090 ACS patients, 7411 (52.6%) were not on prior ASA or warfarin therapy, 5724 (40.6%) were on ASA only, 593 (4.2%) were on warfarin only, and 362 (2.6%) were on both ASA and warfarin. ACS patients taking ASA and/or warfarin were older with more comorbidities than the patients on neither drug. Patients receiving prior warfarin only or ASA and warfarin were less likely to receive guideline-recommended therapies. Patients who were taking
Warfarin has been reported to interact with more than 100 drugs, including many antibiotics. Warfarin is a racemic mixture of S- and R-warfarin enantiomers. S-warfarin is considered to have several times more anticoagulant activity than R-warfarin. S-warfarin is primarily metabolized by CYP2C9, whereas Rwarfarin is metabolized by CYP1A2, CYP2C19, and CYP3A4. Thus, one would expect that drugs inhibiting CYP2C9, and therefore S-warfarin metabolism, would increase the concentration of warfarin and enhance its anticoagulant effect (Table). Other antibiotics have been reported to increase warfarin response. Some?such as moxalactam, cefoperazone, cefamandole, cefotetan, and cefmetazole?appear to inhibit the formation of clotting factors and indirectly increase the effect of warfarin. As with the antibiotics that are inhibitors of CYP2C9, there may be a reasonable mechanism for these purported interactions. For the majority of antibiotics associated with warfarin interactions, however, there is no ...
How much warfarin the person is prescribed depends on the prothrombin time (or INR). The therapeutic value of PT is about 1.5 to 2.5 times the. Prothrombin time (PT) is a blood test that measures how long it takes blood to clot. A prothrombin time In some labs, only the INR is reported and the PT is not reported.. Other blood Blood-thinning medicine, such as warfarin. Low levels of. PT/PTT are blood tests and INR is a ratio calculated from the PT. At least a dozen PT is used to monitor treatment with warfarin (Coumadin). Once warfarin is Which value, PT or PTT, does heparin influence? Which one. Patient education: Warfarin (Coumadin) (Beyond the Basics) Dosing - The dose of warfarin is adjusted to get the PT/INR blood test into the.. Learn what a normal INR means and how it will impact your Warfarin Therapy using Normal INR Levels are 2.5 to 3.5 for people with the following conditions1 2 A prothrombin complex concentrate is a combination of blood clotting factors. The prothrombin time is a ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Patients satisfaction with warfarin and willingness to switch to dabigatran. T2 - A patient survey. AU - Elewa, Hazem F.. AU - DeRemer, Christina E.. AU - Keller, Kimble. AU - Gujral, Jaspal. AU - Joshua, Thomas V.. PY - 2014/7. Y1 - 2014/7. N2 - Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication that is challenging to manage. Dabigatran has been approved by the FDA for stroke and systemic embolism prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation as an alternative to warfarin. Dabigatran does not require routine monitoring, has an established dose, and lacks many of the drug, herbal, and food interactions that afflict warfarin. To evaluate patients satisfaction with their current warfarin treatment and their opinion on switching to a newly marketed medication (dabigatran) through a brief survey. Two separate surveys were administered to (1) evaluate the patients opinion of their warfarin therapy and (2) evaluate their thoughts on switching to a newer anticoagulant. Responses were recorded ...
Warfarin, a vitamin K epoxide reductase inhibitor, was first approved as an oral anticoagulant medication in 1954 and was the only option for outpatient anticoagulation for decades. Clinical trials in the 1980s and 1990s demonstrated that warfarin was highly effective at preventing strokes related to AF.7-9 The combination of these trials demonstrated an impressive 62% reduction in the risk of stroke. Despite the development and proliferation of novel oral anticoagulant alternatives, warfarin use remains prevalent and complicates the management of hemorrhagic and non-hemorrhagic surgical emergencies. As recently as 2011, warfarin was one of the top 25 most commonly prescribed medications in the USA.10 Warfarin is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the management of relatively common medical problems: the prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism and the reduction of embolic risk associated with non-valvular atrial dysrhythmia, mechanical heart valves, and the sequelae of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Perceived or actual barriers to warfarin use in atrial fibrillation based on electronic medical records. AU - Rosenman, Marc B.. AU - Simon, Teresa A.. AU - Teal, Evgenia. AU - McGuire, Patricia. AU - Nisi, Daniel. AU - Jackson, Joseph D.. PY - 2012/9/1. Y1 - 2012/9/1. N2 - Compared with usual practice, clinical trials often exclude patients with relative contraindications. A study of real-world warfarin use could help inform trials of new medications that could potentially replace warfarin. The objective of this study was to describe potential barriers to warfarin use among patients with atrial fibrillation. This was a retrospective study of electronic medical records (1998-2007) from an inner-city public hospital and affiliated primary care clinics and included adults aged 18 years or more with atrial fibrillation. Exclusions included mitral or aortic valve replacement, hyperthyroidism, or no clinical encounter within 1 year after first diagnosis. Warfarin exposure was defined ...
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Asking patients to discontinue these blood-thinning medications before any dental work is not a prudent thing to do," he stated. "The implications of discontinuing these prescriptions are greater than any postoperative bleeding complications that we get.". While patients who are only on warfarin are at minimal risk, the researchers considered other variables in their study and noted an area of greater concern.. "What we found was that individuals who were on several blood thinners, not just warfarin, were the ones who were at higher risk," Dr. Napenas said.. International normalized ratio. He and his colleagues used the CoaguChek system (Roche Diagnostics) to ascertain each patients international normalized ratio (INR), a commonly used metric when monitoring oral anticoagulant therapy and for warfarin dosage planning. Typical INR for those not on warfarin is 1; it ranges from 2 to 4 for those on the drug, with some variation based on the patients need for it, according to the study ...
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口服抗凝血藥(Oral anticoagulant drugs,OACs),包含Warfarin這類維生素K拮抗劑,可有效減少心房顫動(Atrial fibrillation,AF)患者的血栓事件及全死因死亡率,但近年來卻發現warfarin治療可能影響腎功能。Dabigatran為新型抗凝血劑,經RE-LY臨床試驗證實,其相較warfarin可延緩腎功能下降,但目前仍不知接受Warfarin及Dabigatran治療之AF患者的急性腎損傷(Acute kidney injury,AKI)風險,因此發表於《Journal of the American College of Cardiology》的最新文章將比較非瓣膜性心房顫動(Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation,NVAF)患者接受Warfarin及Dabigatran治療時的AKI風險差異。試驗中,7702位無慢性腎病(Chronic kidney ...
BACKGROUND: In the Randomised Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy (RE-LY) trial, dabigatran reduced occurrence of both stroke and haemorrhage compared with warfarin in patients who had atrial fibrillation and were at increased risk of stroke. We aimed to assess the effects of dabigatran compared with warfarin in the subgroup of patients with previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack.. METHODS: In the RE-LY trial, 18 113 patients from 967 centres in 44 countries were randomly assigned to 110 mg or 150 mg dabigatran twice daily or to warfarin dose adjusted to international normalised ratio 2·0 to 3·0. Median follow-up was 2·0 years (IQR 1·14-2·86), and the primary outcome was stroke or systemic embolism. The primary safety outcome was major haemorrhage. Patients and investigators were aware of whether patients received warfarin or dabigatran, but not of dabigatran dose, and event adjudicators were masked to treatment. In a predefined analysis, we investigated the outcomes of ...
We searched our electronic database for all patients aged 18 years or above who developed first ICH in the presence of anticoagulation with warfarin for non-valvular AF (ICH-W group) from the three hospitals, and matched them with a comparison group (ICH-C group) without taking warfarin at a 1:1 ratio for age (±1 year), gender, and admission year. The comparison group comprised patients from the medical unit of PMH (principal study centre) who had a first episode of ICH without anticoagulation, regardless of any AF. Patients with isolated subdural, subarachnoid, or intraventricular haemorrhage were excluded. We retrieved and compared the data regarding neurological impairment and investigation findings, estimated the ICH volume on CT through the ABC/2 method, and calculated the ICH score.3 4 Hospital mortality and 6-month modified Rankin Scale score (mRS, 0-6) were selected as primary and secondary outcomes, respectively. We used independent sample t test and Mann-Whitney U test for univariate ...
This article identifies approaches for implementing an inpatient approval of all policies, guidelines, and protocols to establish an anticoagulation service the pharmacy department expanded the service beyond warfarin. Provide details of the inpatient processes for each locality; Cambridge or warfarin. Local guidelines or local haematology departments should be consulted. This document is intended as a guideline only and should not replace sound Inpatient warfarin dosing adjustment nomogram (for target INR 2-3) - INITIATION.. Development and implementation of a pharmacist-managed inpatient warfarin protocol. David L. Damaske, PharmD corresponding author 1 and Robert W. Inpatient Initiation (Non-Orthopedic Indications, e.g. atrial fibrillation, mechanical valve, or venous Thereafter use [Warfarin Maintenance Guidelines].. Venous. ...
There is no evidence of increased risk for major bleeding as a result of falls in hospitalized patients taking warfarin (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on retrospective cohort studies). In the average patient taking warfarin for atrial fibrillation, the risk of intracranial hemorrhage from a fall is much smaller than the benefit gained from reducing risk of stroke (SOR: A, based on decision analysis of systematic reviews with sensitivity analysis ...
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Objective: To determine whether very low doses of warfarin are useful in thrombosis prophylaxis in patients with central venous catheters.. Design: Patients at risk for thrombosis associated with chronic indwelling central venous catheters were prospectively and randomly assigned to receive or not to receive 1 mg of warfarin, beginning 3 days before catheter insertion and continuing for 90 days. Subclavian, innominate, and superior vena cava venograms were done at onset of thrombosis symptoms or after 90 days in the study.. Results: One hundred twenty-one patients entered the study, and 82 patients completed the study. Of 42 patients completing the study while receiving warfarin, 4 had venogram-proven thrombosis. All 4 had symptoms from thrombosis. Of 40 patients completing the study while not receiving warfarin, 15 had venogram-proven thrombosis, and 10 had symptoms from thrombosis (P , 0.001). There were no measurable changes in the coagulation values assayed due to this warfarin dose, except ...
PURPOSE: To evaluate effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban versus warfarin or dabigatran etexilate in a prospective cohort of routine care non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) patients during February 2012 to August 2014.. METHODS: We identified in nationwide health registries a cohort of AF patients who were new-users of rivaroxaban 15 mg (R15) or 20 mg (R20); dabigatran 110 mg (D110) or 150 mg (D150); or warfarin. Propensity-adjusted Cox regression was used to compare outcome rates in four settings: R15 vs. warfarin; R15 vs. D110; R20 vs. warfarin; and R20 vs. D150.. RESULTS: Rivaroxaban users (R15: n = 776; R20: n = 1629) were older and with more comorbidities than warfarin (n = 11 045) and dabigatran users (D110: n = 3588; D150: n = 5320). Rivaroxaban 15-mg users had the overall highest crude mortality rate. After propensity adjustment, rivaroxaban had lower stroke rates vs. warfarin (R15: hazard ratio [HR] 0.46, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.26-0.82; R20 HR: 0.72, 95%CI: ...
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BACKGROUND: Warfarin reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation but increases the risk of hemorrhage and is difficult to use. Dabigatran is a new oral direct thrombin inhibitor.. METHODS: In this noninferiority trial, we randomly assigned 18,113 patients who had atrial fibrillation and a risk of stroke to receive, in a blinded fashion, fixed doses of dabigatran--110 mg or 150 mg twice daily--or, in an unblinded fashion, adjusted-dose warfarin. The median duration of the follow-up period was 2.0 years. The primary outcome was stroke or systemic embolism.. RESULTS: Rates of the primary outcome were 1.69% per year in the warfarin group, as compared with 1.53% per year in the group that received 110 mg of dabigatran (relative risk with dabigatran, 0.91; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.74 to 1.11; P,0.001 for noninferiority) and 1.11% per year in the group that received 150 mg of dabigatran (relative risk, 0.66; 95% CI, 0.53 to 0.82; P,0.001 for superiority). The rate of major ...
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is demonstrated to be superior in efficacy over antiplatelet agents for the prevention of stroke, but the relationship between warfarin and mortality is less clear. Our aim was to investigate this relationship in a large cohort of unselected patients with atrial fibrillation and ischaemic stroke.. METHODS: This observational study was based on patients who were discharged alive and registered in the Swedish Stroke Register in 2001 through 2005. Vital status was retrieved by linkage to the Swedish Cause of Death Register. We calculated a propensity score for the likelihood of warfarin prescription at discharge from hospital. The risk of death and 95% confidence intervals were estimated in Cox regression models.. RESULTS: Out of the 20 442 patients with atrial fibrillation and ischaemic stroke (mean age = 79·5 years), 31% (n = 6399) were prescribed warfarin. After adjustment for the propensity score, warfarin was associated with a reduced risk of death (0·67; 95% confidence ...
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The development of Prothrombin Complex Concentrates (PCCs) has led to better outcomes in patients receiving emergency reversal of warfarin. However, most published data describes the use of PCCs in the setting of major bleeding or emergent major surgery, with little information on neuraxial blockade. We describe a case of rapid warfarin reversal using PCC and subsequent surgery under spinal anaesthesia in an 87-year-old lady, for whom general anaesthesia was deemed high risk. Her international normalised ratio (INR) on the morning of surgery was 1.8, precluding neuraxial blockade; however, it was felt that given, the need for imminent surgery, immediate reversal of the warfarin was indicated. We administered a single dose of 23 units/kg PCC and 5 mg vitamin K. Her INR 1 hour following PCC was 1.2, and spinal anesthetic was administered. The patient then underwent excision of melanoma deposits from her leg and groin dissection. There were no complications, the patient recovered
Coumadin®/warfarin you need by testing your blood. The test measures how fast your blood is clotting and lets the doctor know if your dosage should change. If your blood test is too high, you might be at risk for bleeding problems. If it is too low, you might be at risk for forming clots. Your doctor has decided on a range on the blood test that is right for you. Coumadin®/ warfarin is like balancing a scale. If you take too increase bleeding; if you take too little, your blood will clot. Getting your blood within the target range is getting it balanced. When you first start taking Coumadin®/warfarin you may have your blood checked often. Once the blood test is in the target range and the correct dose is reached, this test is done less often ...
OBJECTIVE: Warfarin is a high-risk medication whose safe use may be greatly improved by patient education. This study evaluate evaluated patients understanding of warfarin instructions, medication management, the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) warfarin medication guide content, and patient information recommendations. METHODS: Interviews conducted at 2 hospital-based outpatient primary care sites with patients initiated on warfarin therapy within the last year ...
Warfarin treatment needs to be monitored regularly with a blood test called the INR (International normalised ratio). The therapeutic range of warfarin is narrow, so monitoring of INR is done to avoid complications from both over-dosage (which increases the risk of abnormal bleeding) and under-dosage (which may result in clots).. Several medications and foods can interfere with the control of warfarin. There are many ways of monitoring treatment including home INR testing, pharmacist monitoring and laboratory testing with supervision by your GP. Our blog posts cover many of the issues relating to warfarin treatment.. ...
New survey suggests that 9 out of 10 patients on warfarin would find self-monitoring an easy and quick way to monitor their health
Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is often recommended as a bridging therapy during temporary interruptions in warfarin treatment, despite lack of evidence. The aim of this study was to see whether we could find benefit from LMWH bridging. We studied all planned interruptions of warfarin within the Swedish anticoagulation register Auricula during 2006 to 2011. Low-molecular-weight heparin bridging was compared to nonbridging (control) after propensity score matching. Complications were identified in national clinical registers for 30 days following warfarin cessation, and defined as all-cause mortality, bleeding (intracranial, gastrointestinal, or other), or thrombosis (ischemic stroke or systemic embolism, venous thromboembolism, or myocardial infarction) that was fatal or required hospital care. Of the 14 556 identified warfarin interruptions, 12 659 with a known medical background had a mean age of 69 years, 61% were males, mean CHADS(2) (1 point for each of congestive heart failure, ...
Background: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) have been developed as alternatives to warfarin. Until recently, the latter was the standard oral anticoagulant for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The efficacy and safety of NOAC in Japanese patients with NVAF has been investigated in small trials or subgroups from global randomized control trials (RCT). Methods and Results: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCT, to compare the efficacy and safety of NOAC to those of warfarin in Japanese patients with NVAF. Published research was systematically searched for RCT that compared NOAC to warfarin in Japanese patients with NVAF. Random-effects models were used to pool efficacy and safety data across RCT. Three studies, involving 1,940 patients, were identified. Patients randomized to NOAC had a decreased risk for stroke and systemic thromboembolism (relative risk [RR], 0.45; 95% CI: 0.24-0.85), with a non-significant trend for lower major ...
Warfarin-induced skin necrosis (or, more generally, Anticoagulant-induced skin necrosis) is a condition in which skin and subcutaneous tissue necrosis (tissue death) occurs due to acquired protein C deficiency following treatment with anti-vitamin K anticoagulants (4-hydroxycoumarins, such as warfarin). Warfarin necrosis is a rare but severe complication of treatment with warfarin or related anticoagulants. The typical patient appears to be an obese, middle aged woman (median age 54 years, male to female ratio 1:3). This drug eruption usually occurs between the third and tenth days of therapy with warfarin derivatives. The first symptoms are pain and redness in the affected area. As they progress, lesions develop a sharp border and become petechial, then hard and purpuric. They may then resolve or progress to form large, irregular, bloody bullae with eventual necrosis and slow-healing eschar formation. Favored sites are breasts, thighs, buttocks and penis, all areas with subcutaneous fat. In ...
What do I do if I have a procedure while Im on Warfarin?. Contact your healthcare provider as soon as you learn that you have an upcoming procedure. For some procedures warfarin may need to be continued without interruption. For other procedures warfarin may need to be stopped prior to the procedure. It is best to let your health care provider determine if your warfarin needs to be stopped.. Those patients who are at the highest risk for developing a clot may need to be placed on another therapy during the time of their procedure called "Bridge Therapy". Your risk level will be determined by your healthcare provider. In Bridge Therapy, the warfarin is stopped and the patient is placed another medication, such as a Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH). While the patient is off the warfarin therapy, the LMWH provides protection from blood clots.. How do I administer a LMWH?. Your healthcare professional can instruct you on the best way to utilize a LMWH should one be prescribed for you. Please ...
DISCUSSION. Previous reports3,4,5,6illustrate the influence of isolated risk factors on high warfarin dose requirements. None of these reports demonstrated the synergistic influence of multiple risk factors resulting in higher doses or multiple adjustments in multivariate analysis.. In regards to drug-drug interaction, phenobarbital could have contributed with the highest warfarin dose ever reported, since it is known the drug interaction on CYP as enzyme inhibitor mechanisms.3 Paradoxically, the use of corticosteroids could contribute to lower warfarin dose requirements to achieve therapeutic INR levels, as previously seen in patients with CYP2C9 polymorphisms.7 However, in the present case, the use of prednisone and dose tapering strategy did not significantly affect INR and warfarin dose changes (Figure 1).. The striking risk factors for higher warfarin doses were age and enteral tube feeding. Age-related factors, such as infants3 need higher doses of warfarin (~0.3 mg/kg) than older children ...
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and end-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving dialysis are at higher risk of stroke (1). Warfarin has been shown to reduce the frequency of strokes by 64.0% in patients with AF; however, its use in dialysis patients has not received consensus owing to the lack of randomized controlled trial data and associated increased bleeding risk.. In a recently published paper in the Journal, Bonde et al. (2) demonstrated that warfarin was associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality in high-risk (CHA2DS2-VASc ≥2) dialysis patients in a large population with AF in Denmark, with the majority (72.0%) of these 1,728 patients receiving hemodialysis. Like many of the published cohorts, the majority of these patients with CKD did not receive warfarin treatment despite having higher stroke risk, probably due to the concomitant higher bleeding risk. Of note, fewer than one-fourth of these dialysis patients (22.9%) were receiving warfarin. In contrast to this ...
Results:. Patients accumulated more than 66Â 000 person-years of follow-up. The adjusted net clinical benefit of warfarin for the cohort overall was 0.68% per year (95% CI, 0.34% to 0.87%). Adjusted net clinical benefit was greatest for patients with a history of ischemic stroke (2.48% per year [CI, 0.75% to 4.22%]) and for those 85 years or older (2.34% per year [CI, 1.29% to 3.30%]). The net clinical benefit of warfarin increased from essentially zero in CHADS2 stroke risk categories 0 and 1 to 2.22% per year (CI, 0.58% to 3.75%) in CHADS2 categories 4 to 6. The patterns of results were preserved when weighting factors for intracranial hemorrhage of 1.0 and 2.0 were used. ...
Stephan Moll, MD writes… A new drug for the urgent reversal of warfarin was approved by the FDA today, April 29th, 2013, (announcement by the FDA is here), called Kcentra. The drug is derived from the plasma of multiple healthy blood donors and contains the clotting factors that are low in warfarin-treated patients, i.e. factors II, VII, IX, and X. It is also referred to as a 4-factor concentrate, or non-activated Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (PCC). The drug prescribing information (package insert) is here.. Up until now only 3-factor concentrates (PCC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) were available in the U.S., in addition to vitamin K, to treat major bleeding in warfarin-treated patients or reverse warfarin in case major surgery was urgently needed. The new drug is a welcome addition to the armamentarium when having to treat warfarin-associated major bleeding. Where until now I used to give 3-factor PCCs, I will from now on give the 4-factor PCC, Kcentra.. Bleeding and the new oral ...
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Anticoagulation treatment is effective in preventing both death and recurrence in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), but at the same time confers a substantial risk of bleeding complications. The aim of this study was to examine the rate of and predictors for bleeding complications in VTE patients on warfarin with high treatment quality. In total 13,859 patients on warfarin for VTE between January 1st 2006 and December 31th 2011 were retrieved from the national quality register Auricula. The cohort was matched with the Swedish National Patient Register for complications and background characteristics, the Cause of Death Register for date and cause of death and the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register for retrieved medication. The rate of major bleeding was 2.36 per 100 treatment years, increasing with age from 1.25 to 4.33 for those under 60 or over 80 years of age, respectively. Factors found to independently increase the risk of bleeding complications were increasing age HR 1.02, cardiac ...