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Update on forthcoming CHMP decision for betrixaban as a treatment for venous thromboembolism.- Portola Pharma

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Factor Xa inhibitor betrixaban's future in the EU is looking uncertain after the EMA's CHMP issued a...

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Ubenimex fails in LIBERTY study for pulmonary arterial hypertension and is discontinued for this condition.

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for rare diseases, announced Phase II LIBERTY study...

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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

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Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Watch video highlights from the BeCOn OWN 2017 event, including expert opinion, patient experience and panel discussions in the Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone.

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BSH Guideline: management of thrombotic and haemostatic issues in paediatric malignancy

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding are serious complications of cancer and its treatment. A recent survey of UK paediatric haematologists and oncologists identified a broad variety of practice in the management of issues...

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2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a pathophysiological disorder that may involve multiple clinical conditions and can complicate the majority of cardiovascular...

Added 2 years ago

Guideline on aspects of cancer-related venous thrombosis

This guideline reviews the indication for warfarin, duration or treatment for patients with a PE and/or lower limb DVT, the initiation of treatment, the management of peri-operative anticoagulation, the management of patients who are bleeding or...

Added 2 years ago

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Journal articles

Rivaroxaban vs Warfarin and Risk of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome among Patients with Venous Thromboembolism.

The effectiveness of rivaroxaban to reduce post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with venous thromboembolism is largely unknown. We compared rates of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients given rivaroxaban versus warfarin...

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Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

Clinical trials and meta-analyses have suggested that aspirin may be effective for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (proximal deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after total hip or total knee arthroplasty, but comparisons...

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Rivaroxaban or Aspirin for Extended Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism.

Background: Although many patients with venous thromboembolism require extended treatment, it is uncertain whether it is better to use full- or lower-intensity anticoagulation therapy or aspirin.

Added 5 months ago

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Clinical trials

A Study to Investigate Different Doses of BAY1213790 to Prevent Blood Clots in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery (FOXTROT)

This study is to compare the study drug BAY1213790 to existing therapies, ie Enoxaparin or Apixaban for the prevention of blood clotting and safety in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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Reduced-dosed Rivaroxaban in the Long-term Prevention of Recurrent Symptomatic VTE(Venous Thromboembolism) (EinsteinChoice)

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, event-driven, superiority study for efficacy.
Patients with confirmed symptomatic DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) or PE (Pulmonary embolism)...

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Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Comparing Rivaroxaban to Aspirin Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (EPCAT II)

In this study the investigators want to look at whether using aspirin instead of rivaroxaban (after initial treatment with rivaroxaban) works as well at preventing blood clots while also reducing risk of bleeding...

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David Warriner

Dr David R Warriner is currently a Cardiology Registrar practising in South Yorkshire. Dr Warriner's clinical and research interests include heart failure, exercise physiology, physiological modelling, sports medicine and medical education. In his free time, Dr Warriner loves reading ... Read more

What is Overdiagnosis?

Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of disease that will cause neither morbidity nor mortality during a patient’s lifetime. Doctors are trained to listen, examine, test, diagnose and treat patients, but we are not warned of the possible dangers of “diseases”, the diagnosis of which will not benefit the patient and may also lead to harm. I would argue that the Hippocratic oath, in particular “Primum non nocere” (first, do no harm) should be at the forefront of every clinician’s mind when seeing patients.