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Friday, 08 July 2016 19:12

Anticoagulation news items. Weeks commencing 4th July 2016

Risk of Bleeding and Thrombosis in Patients 70 Years Or Older Using Vitamin K Antagonists

JAMA Internal Medicine

Matched cohort study (n=3313) found compared to patients aged 70-79, those aged 80-89 had similar risk of bleeding, whereas those ≥90 had mildly increased risk of bleeding. Patients in their 80s and 90s had markedly higher risk of thrombosis vs. patients in their 70s.

 

Association Between CYP2C19 Loss-of-Function Allele Status and Efficacy of Clopidogrel for Risk Reduction Among Patients With Minor Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack

Journal of the American Medical Association

Chinese study (n=2933) found after day 90 follow-up, clopidogrel-aspirin (CA) reduced the rate of new stroke in the non-carriers but not in carriers of loss-of-function alleles vs aspirin alone.

 

Impact of Renal Function on Outcomes With Edoxaban in the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 Trial

Circulation

In this analysis of ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 study (n=14,071), findings from prespecified renal subgroups defined by a CrCl of 30-50 and >50mL/min were similar to overall trial results in which high dose edoxaban was comparable to warfarin for prevention of stroke/systemic embolism.

 

Edoxaban for venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer: results from a non-inferiority subgroup analysis of the Hokusai-VTE randomised, double-blind, double-dummy trial

The Lancet Haematology

Analysis (n=771 with cancer) found recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurred in 4% of patients on edoxoban and 7% on warfarin (HR 0.53, 95% CI 0.28-1.00) concluding that edoxoban is non-inferior to warfarin in the treatment of patients with cancer with VTE.

 

Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

The Lancet

This seminar focuses on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of deep vein thrombosis of the legs and pulmonary embolism as well as looking at future research in this area.

 

 

The above records have been identified by UKMi and feature in the NICE Medicines Awareness Service. Further details on this service can be found at:

http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/about-evidence-services/content-and-sources/medicines-information/new-medicines-awareness-services