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Antidotes for reversal of direct oral anticoagulants.

The main advantage of the direct oral anticoagulants over vitamin K antagonists is reduced rates of major bleeding, especially intracranial hemorrhage. While use of different clotting factor supplements have been used in patients with...

Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants and Their Reversal Agents-An Update.

Background: Over the last ten years, a new class of drugs, known as the direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), have emerged at the forefront of anticoagulation therapy. Like the older generation anticoagulants, DOACs require...

Andexanet alfa for reversal of factor Xa inhibitors: a critical review of the evidence.

Direct oral anticoagulants are associated with lower rates of bleeding than vitamin K antagonists, but life-threatening bleeding still occurs. Andexanet alfa is a catalytically inactive recombinant modified human factor Xa molecule that...

ERS/EAACI statement on severe exacerbations in asthma in adults: facts, priorities and key research questions.

Despite the use of effective medications to control asthma, severe exacerbations in asthma are still a major health risk and require urgent action on the part of the patient and physician to prevent serious outcomes such as hospitalisation or death.

Current Evidence for Pharmacologic Reversal Using Direct Oral Anticoagulants: What's New?

Direct oral anticoagulants are increasingly used in clinical practice and have addressed many of the issues related to vitamin K antagonists. However, the lack of reversal in life-threatening situations raises concerns regarding patient...

Reversal agents for oral anticoagulant-associated major or life-threatening bleeding.

Oral anticoagulants (OA) are effective drugs for treating and preventing the formation of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves and venous thromboembolism but their therapeutic effect is always counterbalanced...

Relationship between the characteristics of hospitalised acute asthma patients and the severity of their asthma. A case-control study.

Background: The EAGLE Project database was analysed to assess the characteristics of patients with severe asthma (SA) who required hospitalisation as a result of an acute episode during the period 1994–2004, and the...

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 3: primary care, emergency management, psychosocial care, and transitions of care across the lifespan.

In part 3 of this update of the DMD care considerations, we focus on primary care, emergency management, psychosocial care, and transitions of care across the lifespan. Many primary care and emergency medicine clinicians are...

Reversal of oral anticoagulation in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage.

In light of an aging population with increased cardiovascular comorbidity, the use of oral anticoagulation (OAC) is steadily expanding. A variety of pharmacological alternatives to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) have emerged...

Reversal agents for direct oral anticoagulants: considerations for hospital physicians and intensivists.

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) include dabigatran etexilate, a direct thrombin inhibitor, and specific inhibitors of activated coagulation factor X (FXa; e.g. apixaban, betrixaban, edoxaban, rivaroxaban).

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