Saturday, 14 June 2014 14:36

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 9th June 2014

Reducing Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Complications with a Standardized Risk-Stratified Prophylaxis Protocol and Mobilization Program

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
A patient care program focusing on early postoperative mobilisation, mandatory VTE risk stratification and electronic prophylaxis recommendations, significantly reduced likelihood of VTE complications from 1.9% to 0.3% (p < 0.01) and PE from 1.1% to 0.5% (p < 0.01).


Revised SPC: Nuvaring (ethinylestradiol/etonogestrel)

electronic Medicines Compendium
Further information on risk of venous thromboembolism has been added to a number of sections. Section 4.8 now lists arterial thromboembolism (rare) and chloasma (incidence unknown) as potential side-effects.


FDA approves Eloctate™ (antihaemophilic Factor (recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein) for haemophilia A

Biospace Inc.
The US FDA has approved Eloctate™ [Antihaemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein] for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes, perioperative management and routine prophylaxis in adults and children with haemophilia A.



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