Seniors on common maintenance drugs face fewer COVID-19 risks, NIH study finds
Apr 20, 2022
Drugs used regularly in the long-term care population may help prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and poor COVID-19 outcomes, investigators say.
Newer blood thinners surpass warfarin for treating seniors with Afib and prior stroke
Apr 14, 2022
Direct oral anticoagulants are linked to fewer readmissions for stroke and bleeding events when compared with warfarin, investigators say.
Until Ukrainian caregivers can rest, we can’t look away
Mar 22, 2022
It hurts to think of those whose fate rests solely with their Ukrainian caregivers, who have families and lives of their own to consider. But you’ll miss something important if you look away.
Clinician ‘inertia’? Many still favoring warfarin over safer direct-acting anticoagulants
Dec 07, 2021
Many clinicians participating in the Medicare Part D program have continued to prescribe warfarin over direct-acting oral anticoagulants, despite evidence that the latter drugs are safer and more effective...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 16
Nov 16, 2021
Cognitive outcomes similar with warfarin, dabigatran in older patients with Afib … Risks of drug therapy after stent placement may now outweigh benefits, researchers say … More exposure to estrogen...
Secondary analysis gives blood thinner apixaban nod over warfarin
Feb 24, 2020
Apixaban (Eliquis) may present fewer risks for stroke patients than warfarin, the study found. Meanwhile, anticoagulant use has risen in nursing homes.
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, September 12
Sep 11, 2019
Eyes could be windows to Alzheimer’s disease risk … FDA OKs glucagon rescue pen for severe hypos in diabetes … Boosting vitamin K may help stabilize warfarin patients … Evidence lacking for...
Medication associated with fewer hospitalization days
Dec 02, 2014
XARELTO is associated with fewer hospitalization days and outpatient visits compared to warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to data presented at the American Heart Association...
Ask the care expert … about anticoagulants
Jul 01, 2014
What tips do you have for working with anticoagulants?
Ask the care expert … about regulating INR
May 01, 2014
I am a charge nurse on a skilled care unit. We have one resident in particular on warfarin and we can’t seem to regulate the INRs. Can you give me some ideas on how to assist with solving this problem?