Advanced Heart Procedure Treats Growing Problem
...ll such an inconvenience."
People with atrial fibrillation usually have to take Coumadin, a blood thinner that reduces the risk of stroke. While coumadin
is effective in preventing strokes, the drug can produce side effects that are difficult for some people to handle.
"Most people undergo procedu...
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease
...f that theory proves out, the treatment would be aimed at preventing the blood clots that caused such small strokes, he said. The clot-preventing drug coumadin
now is often prescribed for people with atrial fibrillation, because the condition heightens the risk of clot formation. Other clot-preventing measure...
Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk
...t he said he would not recommend the combination for people advised to take coumadin
for other reasons, such as having an artificial heart valve.
"This trial...o can't take Coumadin," Kugelmass said. "I would not stop others who are on coumadin
to put them on this."
A report on the trial was published online March 3...
FDA Panel Backs New Anti-Clotting Drug
...ished in June in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet .
Heparin is commonly used in hospitals, because it is easier to manage than coumadin
(warfarin), which requires frequent blood tests for close control. Rivaroxaban is a pill that does not require constant monitoring.
Johnson & J...
Mutant rats offer clues to medical mystery
...to see if rats have recruited additional genes to battle poisons that are more potent, and second, to attain the ultimate goal of fine-tuning doses of coumadin
Report Confirms Source of Contaminated Heparin
... of OSCS in a blood sample goes up, the letter said.
The test is widely available because many people, such as those taking the blood-thinning drug coumadin
for conditions such as atrial fibrillation, must have their clotting time assessed periodically.
"This test is applicable for any clinical laborato...
VisiVite.com Files for Patent on Unique Macular Degeneration Supplement
...sion of macular degeneration. The AREDS formula included high doses of beta-carotene, Vitamins C and E, Zinc and Copper.
However, people who take coumadin
(warfarin) are frequently advised by physicians to avoid the high doses of Vitamin E used in AREDS because of the increased risk of bruising and hemor...
New Handheld Base Unit for CoaguChek XS Plus System Enables Connectivity to RALS-Plus Data Management Solution for PT/INR Testing at the Point of Care
...emarks used or mentioned in this release are protected by law.
CoaguChek is a trademark of Roche. RALS is a trademark of Medical
Automation Systems. coumadin
is a trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma
(1) 4th quarter 2007 total market share of projected distributor unit
sales of the Point of C...
Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners
...ause it increases the risk of major bleeding. "The current recommendation is to remain on long-term therapy, but many patients elect not to do it."
is a difficult drug to manage, requiring frequent blood tests and even careful dieting, since green, leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin K, which gov...
New Anticoagulation Management Software Helps Clinics Enhance Efficiency and Improve Patient Safety
...ndwritten records and redundant data entry
According to LUMEDX Director of Product Management Rhonda Staton, "The
management of patients taking coumadin
requires access to -- and input of
-- patient information by multiple people in multiple locations. The
Anticoagulation Module streamlines this workfl...
FDA Approves ACIPHEX(R) (rabeprazole sodium) 20 mg for Short-Term Treatment of GERD in Adolescents
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ACIPHEX is a registered trademark of Eisai Co., Ltd. coumadin
is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Company.
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Marshfield Clinic charges ahead in genetic research
..., one of which is the anti-coagulant coumadin.
Coumadin, a popular anti-coagulant us...ic variations in the liver enzyme that metabolizes coumadin
in the body. The end result can be increased risk ... around the country are working toward prescribing coumadin
based upon a persons genetic makeup. In Marshfield...