• widely
  • One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, warfarin is used to prevent dangerous blood clots that can lead to heart attacks, strokes or even death. (healthcanal.com)
  • Warfarin is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world "" an estimated 2 million Americans with heart conditions or other risk factors begin taking the drug each year "" but doctors currently use a method of trial and error to determine how much a patient should be taking. (redorbit.com)
  • One reason warfarin is still the most widely prescribed anticoagulant, instead of newer, more easily tolerated drugs like dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban, is its low cost. (uab.edu)
  • clinicians
  • The GUaRDIAN consortium includes over 100 clinicians and researchers from over 25 medical and research centers making it one of the largest clinical genomics research networks in India working in the area of Rare Genetic Diseases.The research network has been quite successful in understanding variants associated with rare genetic diseases and be able to prevent them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coumadin
  • In August 2007, the FDA approved updated labeling for warfarin, also known as Coumadin, "to explain that people's genetic makeup may influence how they respond to the drug," based on studies that found people reacted differently to the drug based on certain gene variations. (redorbit.com)
  • Warfarin or coumadin is used to thin your blood to prevent clotting that can lead to strokes or heart complications.Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides.If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. (catcountry947.com)
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  • patient's
  • In a large-scale study and an upcoming clinical trial, scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health address one of the trickiest issues in prescribing medicine-how to quickly optimize each patient's dosage of the common blood-thinning drug warfarin. (healthcanal.com)
  • In 2007, the FDA worked with the makers of warfarin drug products to modify the product label to indicate that a patient's genetic makeup may affect how he or she responds to the drug. (healthcanal.com)
  • genes
  • We focus on 116 genes from the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic pathways of warfarin within training and validation sets comprising both European and African-descent individuals. (diva-portal.org)
  • With growing evidence on how certain genes affect the way individual patients respond to warfarin, we are now ready to move forward with a major clinical trial to test these strategies in patients who are starting warfarin therapy," said Dr Elizabeth G. Nabel, director of The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). (redorbit.com)
  • patients
  • In these investigations, NIH-funded basic research and clinical trials are working hand in hand to improve the care of the millions of patients on warfarin therapy," said Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., acting NIH director. (healthcanal.com)
  • Patients who begin taking warfarin typically start with 5 milligrams a day. (redorbit.com)
  • These challenges lead to warfarin being a leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations for an adverse drug reaction and to significant underuse of the drug in patients for whom it is strongly indicated, in particular, those with atrial fibrillation. (ahajournals.org)
  • The best available dosing models miss their mark often enough that warfarin causes a third of U.S. hospital visits related to drug side effects in patients aged 65 and older, with nearly two thirds of those due to bleeds. (uab.edu)
  • As a mainstay in the treatment of the underinsured in the United States, and for patients in developing countries, especially in Africa, making warfarin safer remains a priority. (uab.edu)
  • A typical INR range for a patient on warfarin is between 1.5-2.5 (but doctors might desire a higher number for some patients). (catcountry947.com)
  • Dosing and Administration - Orally, most patients are maintained on two to 10 mg of warfarin daily. (catcountry947.com)
  • outcomes
  • And I think people who prescribe warfarin maybe forget their bad outcomes: 'Oh, that patient had a GI bleed. (cap.org)
  • physicians
  • I think there is kind of a built-in complacency with warfarin in medical practice," he continues, even though physicians know it's the second most common drug associated with drug-related complications or ED visits. (cap.org)
  • clinical trial
  • The clinical trial will use a dosing strategy similar to that developed in the international study. (healthcanal.com)
  • While some might be nonplussed by this (after all, the following year the FDA relabeled warfarin to recommend genotyping prior to initial dosing), Dr. Eby sees this as a positive step, since the agency will pay for warfarin genotyping if it's done as part of a clinical trial. (cap.org)
  • persuade
  • The trend is therefore to perform meta-analyses of available GWASs to increase statistical power, and also to persuade old competitors to work together in consortia (Table 1 ), where primary individualized outcome data are pooled with previous or new genotyping data. (biomedcentral.com)
  • data
  • This is a highly commendable example of international cooperation and data sharing and should increase the potential utility of the results. (redorbit.com)
  • year
  • Every year, an estimated 2 million Americans with certain heart conditions or other risk factors start taking warfarin. (healthcanal.com)
  • For example, in the first year of use in the United States, ≈1.1 million dabigatran prescriptions were dispensed, in contrast to the 25 million prescriptions per year for warfarin. (ahajournals.org)
  • For these reasons, 25 million people each year get a prescription for warfarin for the treatment and prevention of clots. (uab.edu)