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Post-hoc analysis of GRIPHON study for Uptravi

Actelion Pharmaceuticals has presented results of a post-hoc exploratory analysis of the GRIPHON study in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension...

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FDA 510(k) approval for Unity Subcutaneous Delivery System for Remodulin Injection to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

United Therapeutics Corporation and DEKA Research & Development Corp. announced receipt of 510(k) clearance by the FDA for the Unity...

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United Therapeutics to discontinue development ofesuberaprost for pulmonary arterial hypertension

United Therapeutics Corporation announced that the BEAT clinical study of esuberaprost tablets in patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension did...

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Learning Zones

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ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

What are the most effective treatments for acute heart failure? Can you define advanced heart failure? Discover here...

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Guidelines

British Thoracic Society Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism (PE)

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Guideline for the initial OP management of PE provides guidance on how to risk-stratify patients with suspected and confirmed PE and subsequently manage them in an OP or ambulatory care setting.

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Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

VTE is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein. It most commonly occurs in the...

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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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Journal articles

D-dimer antigen: current concepts and future prospects.

The D-dimer antigen is a unique marker of fibrin degradation that is formed by the sequential action of 3 enzymes: thrombin, factor XIIIa, and plasmin. First, thrombin cleaves fibrinogen producing fibrin monomers, which polymerize...

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Performance of idarucizumab as antidote of dabigatran in daily clinical practice.

Aims: Because practice-based data on the usage of idarucizumab for urgent dabigatran reversal is unavailable, we evaluated the appropriateness of idarucizumab usage, its haemostatic effectiveness and clinical outcomes.

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Reversal strategies in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants.

The aim of this review is to summarize recent study data and recommendations on nonspecific and specific DOAC reversal strategies and to present the current evidence.

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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.