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    Anticoagulation

    The latest learning and CPD content on anticoagulation. Under ‘Other resources’ you will find all our other content related to anticoagulation.

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    Prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patientsSubscription

    5 FEB 2019By

    Pharmacists should note the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s updated guidance on use of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in a range of hospitalised patient groups.

    Other resources

    Anticoagulants

    Clarithromycin linked to increased haemorrhage risk in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulantsSubscription

    14 JUL 2020

    Older adults taking direct oral anticoagulants are more likely to be admitted to hospital for haemorrhage after receiving clarithromycin compared with azithromycin, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has suggested.

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    Lower-GI bleeding should be investigated in anticoagulated patients, researchers saySubscription

    20 MAR 2020

    Lower gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation who are being treated with oral anticoagulants is associated with a higher risk of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, a study published in the European Heart Journal suggests.

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    Apixaban safer than warfarin for patients regardless of stroke history Subscription

    12 MAR 2020

    Apixaban is associated with less major bleeding, death and hospitalisation than warfarin, regardless of a patient’s stroke history, a secondary analysis of the AUGUSTUS trial has indicated.

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    Forgotten patients: thousands left on risky anticoagulant combinationsSubscription

    29 AUG 2019By

    Combinations of drugs involving anticoagulants are one of the most frequent causes of medicine-related hospital admissions, but pharmacists can help reduce the risk.

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    Aspirin increases bleeding risk in patients receiving warfarinSubscription

    18 MAR 2019

    Compared with patients taking warfarin monotherapy, those taking aspirin and warfarin were at a higher risk of a bleeding event but the rate of thrombotic events was similar.

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    People with dementia less likely to receive oral anticoagulants despite stroke riskSubscription

    1 OCT 2018

    People with atrial fibrillation who have dementia are less likely to receive oral anticoagulants (OACs) than those without cognitive impairment, research has shown.

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    Direct oral anticoagulants carry lower risk of major bleeding versus warfarin, data showSubscription

    13 AUG 2018

    Research from primary care suggests apixaban may be the safest of the direct oral anticoagulants overall.

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    Andexanet shows promise in patients taking new anticoagulants Subscription

    21 MAY 2018

    Results from an ongoing trial of 228 patients with acute major bleeding show that patients taking andexanet experienced a reduction in anti-FXa activity.

    Apixaban may be more effective and safer than rivaroxaban research suggests

    Apixaban may be more effective and safer than rivaroxaban, research suggestsSubscription

    27 APR 2020

    Adults with non-valvular atrial fibrillation prescribed apixaban have a lower rate of ischaemic stroke and systemic blood clots compared with those prescribed rivaroxaban, according to a retrospective cohort study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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    Patients taking anticoagulants feel excluded from therapy decisionsSubscription

    5 FEB 2020

    Patients with atrial fibrillation report several negative experiences associated with changes to their anticoagulation therapy — something that shared decision-making and patient education could help to address, research has suggested.

    How filgrastim has helped control neutropenia and prevent sepsisSubscription

    17 APR 2014By

    How the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor filgrastim has become part of the staple diet of chemotherapy

    Revalidation

    Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can find guidance from The Pharmaceutical Journal on completing the relevant records to meet the General Pharmaceutical Council requirements, as well as support on the scope of activity that could be included in these records here.