Friday, 29 June 2018 17:39

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 18th and 25th June 2018

Outcomes Associated with Apixaban Use in End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the United States

Circulation

Retrospective cohort study (n=2351 on apixaban; 23,172 on warfarin) found apixaban use may be linked to lower risk of major bleeding vs. warfarin (HR 0.72, 95% CI 0.59-0.87; P<0.001) with standard 5mg BD dose also linked to reductions in thromboembolic and mortality risk.

 

 

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