Posts Tagged ‘apixaban’

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August 16th, 2019

Podcast 229: Simplifying perioperative anticoagulation in AF

Patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo surgical procedures need special attention because their anticoagulant medications, if not adjusted, increase their risk for bleeding. Those on direct-acting oral anticoagulants — or “DOACs” — face special problems because assays for the amount of drug on-board before surgery are not routinely available. Dr. James Douketis and international colleagues have […]


October 10th, 2017

Podcast 214: Drug-drug interactions and bleeding risks with NOACs

The non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (known familiarly as NOACs or DOACs) share metabolic pathways with other drugs, which can potentiate NOACs’ anticoagulant actions dangerously. Dr. Shang-Hung Chang and his group studied Taiwan’s national health insurance database, which records data on virtually all that nation’s citizens, to measure the actual risks of some of these drug – […]


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