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Anticoagulation

May 15, 2005 Issue
Evidence-Based Adjustment of Warfarin (Coumadin) Doses [Point-of-Care Guides]

A previous Point-of-Care Guides article,1 presented several validated approaches to the initiation of anticoagulation therapy with warfarin. Once a patient is receiving warfarin, it is important to have a systematic approach to the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.


Feb 15, 2005 Issue
Evidence-Based Initiation of Warfarin (Coumadin) [Point-of-Care Guides]

Many physicians continue to use clinical judgment alone as the basis for initiating and adjusting warfarin dosages in patients who require oral anticoagulation. A number of studies have validated approaches to initiation of anticoagulation that provide more rapid anticoagulation with less chance of complications.


Jun 15, 2004 Issue
DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Part II. Treatment and Prevention [Article]

Treatment goals for deep venous thrombosis include stopping clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient...


Mar 15, 2002 Issue
Is Thrombolytic Therapy Effective For Pulmonary Embolism? [Article]

Pulmonary embolism is a disorder that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Right-sided heart failure and recurrent pulmonary embolism are the main causes of death associated with pulmonary embolism in the first two weeks after the embolic event. Thrombolysis is a potentially lifes...


Feb 15, 1999 Issue
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Treatment of DVT [Article]

Patients with a diagnosis of acute deep venous thrombosis have traditionally been hospitalized and treated with unfractionated heparin followed by oral anticoagulation therapy. Several clinical trials have shown that low-molecular-weight heparin is at least as safe and effective as unfractionated he...


Feb 1, 1999 Issue
Warfarin Therapy: Evolving Strategies in Anticoagulation [Article]

Warfarin is the oral anticoagulant most frequently used to control and prevent thromboembolic disorders. Prescribing the dose that both avoids hemorrhagic complications and achieves sufficient suppression of thrombosis requires a thorough understanding of the drug's unique pharmacology. Warfarin has...


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