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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 160, 2019.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31565122

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Intra-alveolar bleeding is a rare and severe medical emergency due to numerous causes. We report the clinical case of a patient who could contribute to extend the literature on this subject. The study included a 62-year old man, with a history of a trial fibrillation, under anti-vitamins K antagonist admitted with dyspnoea of sudden onset associated with haemoptysis and practising self-medication using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. X-rays and chest scan showed diffuse bilateral alveolar opacities. Haemostatic screening tests on admission showed non-coagulable INR. The diagnosis of intra-alveolar bleeding was clinically and radiologically suspected and then confirmed by bronchial endoscopy with broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) which detected uniformly hemorrhagic liquid. Previous studies of similar complications occurring after anti-vitamins K antagonists assumption are rare. In conclusion, it seems very important to emphasize the interest of strict and optimal clinico-biological monitoring of patients treated in anti-vitamins K antagonists to avoid an overdose which could contribute to a life-threatening severe haemorrhagic event.


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Acenocumarol/efeitos adversos , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Alvéolos Pulmonares/patologia , Acenocumarol/administração & dosagem , Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Dispneia/induzido quimicamente , Hemoptise/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Vitamina K/antagonistas & inibidores
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JAMA ; 322(9): 834-842, 2019 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31479138

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Importance: The optimal international normalized ratio (INR) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in warfarin-treated patients with recent arthroplasty is unknown. Objective: To determine the safety and efficacy of a target INR of 1.8 vs 2.5 for VTE prophylaxis after orthopedic surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: The randomized Genetic Informatics Trial (GIFT) of Warfarin to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis enrolled 1650 patients aged 65 years or older initiating warfarin for elective hip or knee arthroplasty at 6 US medical centers. Enrollment began in April 2011 and follow-up concluded in October 2016. Interventions: In a 2 × 2 factorial design, participants were randomized to a target INR of 1.8 (n = 823) or 2.5 (n = 827) and to either genotype-guided or clinically guided warfarin dosing. For the first 11 days of therapy, open-label warfarin dosing was guided by a web application. Main Outcomes and Measures: The primary outcome was the composite of VTE (within 60 days) or death (within 30 days). Participants underwent screening duplex ultrasound postoperatively. The hypothesis was that an INR target of 1.8 would be noninferior to an INR target of 2.5, using a noninferiority margin of 3% for the absolute risk of VTE. Secondary end points were bleeding and INR values of 4 or more. Results: Among 1650 patients who were randomized (mean age, 72.1 years; 1049 women [63.6%]; 1502 white [91.0%]), 1597 (96.8%) received at least 1 dose of warfarin and were included in the primary analysis. The rate of the primary composite outcome of VTE or death was 5.1% (41 of 804) in the low-intensity-warfarin group (INR target, 1.8) vs 3.8% (30 of 793) in the standard-treatment-warfarin group (INR target, 2.5), for a difference of 1.3% (1-sided 95% CI, -∞ to 3.05%, P = .06 for noninferiority). Major bleeding occurred in 0.4% of patients in the low-intensity group and 0.9% of patients in the standard-intensity group, for a difference of -0.5% (95% CI, -1.6% to 0.4%). The INR values of 4 or more occurred in 4.5% of patients in the low-intensity group and 12.2% of the standard-intensity group, for a difference of -7.8% (95% CI, -10.5% to -5.1%). Conclusions and Relevance: Among older patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty and receiving warfarin prophylaxis, an international normalized ratio goal of 1.8 compared with 2.5 did not meet the criterion for noninferiority for risk of the composite outcome of VTE or death. However, the trial may have been underpowered to meet this criterion and further research may be warranted. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006733.


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Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Artroplastia de Quadril , Artroplastia do Joelho , Coeficiente Internacional Normatizado , Tromboembolia Venosa/prevenção & controle , Varfarina/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Tromboembolia Venosa/mortalidade , Varfarina/efeitos adversos
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 15: 175-186, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31417269

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer. Compared with the general population, cancer patients with VTE have higher rates of both VTE recurrence and bleeding. While low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) has been the mainstay of treatment for cancer-associated VTE for over a decade, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have recently emerged as a new therapeutic option due to their ease of administration and because they do not require laboratory monitoring. Several large randomized clinical trials have been performed or are ongoing at the time of writing, comparing DOACs with LMWH in this population. Three of these trials have thus far been published and suggest that DOACs are a reasonable alternative to LMWH for management of cancer-associated VTE. Despite the advantages offered by DOACs, these agents may not be appropriate for certain patient groups owing to increased risk of bleeding, organ compromise, extremes of weight, and other issues. Finally, data are emerging suggesting that DOACs may be useful for primary thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients in conjunction with validated risk assessment scores. In this evidence-based review, data for the use of DOACs to treat cancer-associated VTE will be examined, focusing on efficacy, safety, and timing of treatment. Guidance on choosing the optimal anticoagulant for a given patient is also offered.


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Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Tromboembolia Venosa/prevenção & controle , Administração Oral , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Neoplasias/sangue , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Recidiva , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento , Tromboembolia Venosa/sangue , Tromboembolia Venosa/diagnóstico , Tromboembolia Venosa/mortalidade
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Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis ; 13: 1753944719863641, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31364490

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BACKGROUND: This analysis aimed to evaluate the impact of rivaroxaban exposure and patient characteristics on efficacy and safety outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to determine whether therapeutic drug monitoring might provide additional information regarding rivaroxaban dose, beyond what patient characteristics provide. METHODS: A post hoc exposure-response analysis was conducted using data from the phase III ATLAS ACS 2 Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 51 study, in which 15,526 randomized ACS patients received rivaroxaban (2.5 mg or 5 mg twice daily) or placebo for a mean of 13 months (maximum follow up: 31 months). A multivariate Cox model was used to correlate individual predicted rivaroxaban exposures and patient characteristics with time-to-event clinical outcomes. RESULTS: For the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI), ischemic stroke, or nonhemorrhagic cardiovascular death, hazard ratios (HRs) for steady-state maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) in the 5th and 95th percentiles versus the median were statistically significant but close to 1 for both rivaroxaban doses. For TIMI major bleeding events, a statistically significant association was observed with Cmax [HR, 1.08; 95% CI, 1.06-1.11 (95th percentile versus median, 2.5 mg twice daily)], sex [HR, 0.56; 95% CI, 0.38-0.84 (female versus male)], and previous revascularization [HR, 0.62; 95% CI, 0.44-0.87 (no versus yes)]. CONCLUSIONS: The shallow slopes of the exposure-response relationships and the lack of a clear therapeutic window render it unlikely that therapeutic drug monitoring in patients with ACS would provide additional information regarding rivaroxaban dose beyond that provided by patient characteristics.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Modelos Biológicos , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/sangue , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/diagnóstico , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/mortalidade , Idoso , Isquemia Encefálica/mortalidade , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Cálculos da Dosagem de Medicamento , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Inibidores do Fator Xa/efeitos adversos , Inibidores do Fator Xa/farmacocinética , Feminino , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/mortalidade , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Rivaroxabana/efeitos adversos , Rivaroxabana/farmacocinética , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3871-3878, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262915

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BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib has become an important treatment option for advanced thyroid cancer. Fistula and tumor-related bleeding are life-threatening adverse effects that are triggered by tumor shrinkage. The aim of this study was to evaluate basic parameters, such as time and tumor shrinkage level, and analyze patient characteristics that might be related to onset of complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 16 patients who received lenvatinib for thyroid cancer treatment was performed. RESULTS: Fistula was observed in two patients (12.5%), while tumor-related bleeding was observed in one (6.3%). Complications were found to appear at 10.4 weeks from initiation and with tumor decrease of 19.2%. Risk factors for complications were identified as anaplastic histological type, tumor invasion, and leukocytopenia induced by lenvatinib. CONCLUSION: Individual dose adjustment is needed with respect to these features in order to manage severe adverse effects induced by lenvatinib.


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Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Fístula/induzido quimicamente , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Compostos de Fenilureia/efeitos adversos , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Quinolinas/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia
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High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev ; 26(4): 283-291, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31280451

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INTRODUCTION: The role of aspirin as a means of primary prevention remains controversial. AIM: We have conducted a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the role of aspirin in primary prevention. METHODS: Literature search was performed via PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for all related RCTs. All-cause mortality was the primary endpoint. Secondary endpoints included major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular mortality, cerebrovascular events, and bleeding events. We used a random effects model to report the risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). RESULTS: Our analysis included 17 RCTs (164,862 patients; 83,309 received aspirin and 81,744 received placebo). Our study did not demonstrate any significant reduction in all-cause mortality for patients treated with aspirin when compared with placebo (RR 0.97; 95% CI 0.93-1.01; P = 0.13). Sensitivity analysis performed by excluding healthy elderly (≥ 65) showed significant reductions in all-cause mortality in the aspirin-treated patients (RR 0.94; 95% CI 0.90-0.99; P = 0.01). There were no significant differences between both groups regarding cardiovascular mortality and cerebrovascular events (P > 0.05). However, aspirin-treated patients significantly reduced MACE and MI events (RR 0.89; 95% CI 0.85-0.93; P < 0.001 and RR 0.88; 95% CI 0.78-0.98; P = 0.02, respectively), respectively. However, aspirin was associated with a significantly higher incidence of bleeding, including major bleeding and intracranial bleeding (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Aspirin use in primary prevention has resulted in a lower incidence of MACE and MI without significantly effecting cerebrovascular events. However, aspirin was associated with a higher bleeding risk. Use of aspirin as a means of primary prevention should be thoroughly discussed with patients and pursued based on the risk of cardiovascular disease while also considering bleeding risk.


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Aspirina/uso terapêutico , Fármacos Cardiovasculares/uso terapêutico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Prevenção Primária/métodos , Aspirina/efeitos adversos , Fármacos Cardiovasculares/efeitos adversos , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Incidência , Fatores de Proteção , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol ; 12(8): 771-780, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269825

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Introduction: The current approach of using only antiplatelet therapy for secondary prevention leaves a substantial risk of recurrent cardiovascular complications and mortality. Areas covered: In this manuscript, the role of coagulation in atherothrombosis is reviewed, as well as the impact of vascular doses of rivaroxaban on major cardiovascular outcomes and major adverse limb events. Expert opinion: In COMPASS, among patients with coronary heart disease and/or peripheral artery disease, compared to aspirin, the addition of rivaroxaban 2.5 mg twice daily to aspirin, significantly reduced the risk of major atherosclerotic outcomes, cardiovascular death and death for any cause, with a significant increase in the risk of major bleeding, but not fatal or intracranial bleedings. Preclinical data strongly suggest that rivaroxaban exerts vascular protection through different mechanisms, including improvement of endothelial functionality and fibrinolytic activity at endothelium, anti-inflammatory properties, and platelet-dependent thrombin generation. All these data indicate that among patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease, the addition of rivaroxaban 2.5 mg may provide further vascular protection.


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Aterosclerose/prevenção & controle , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Animais , Aspirina/administração & dosagem , Aterosclerose/patologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Quimioterapia Combinada , Inibidores do Fator Xa/efeitos adversos , Inibidores do Fator Xa/farmacologia , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Rivaroxabana/efeitos adversos , Rivaroxabana/farmacologia , Prevenção Secundária/métodos
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Cancer Treat Res ; 179: 103-115, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31317483

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The management of cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) is complex, and treatment strategies have been evolving over the past 15 years. It is well recognized that oral vitamin K antagonists are difficult to use in cancer patients, with higher rates of treatment failure and bleeding complications than in non-cancer patients. Low-molecular-weight-heparin (LMWH) became the widely accepted standard of care for treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis, following the CLOT study comparing dalteparin with warfarin in 2003. LMWH remains widely used for the treatment of CAT. However, in the past two years, several studies have served to validate direct oral anticoagulants as a safe and effective alternative to LMWH. Two randomized clinical trials comparing edoxaban and rivaroxaban with dalteparin, and several retrospective studies have shown the efficacy of edoxaban and rivaroxaban for the treatment of CAT. However, there is an evidence of increased bleeding with the DOACs, particularly gastrointestinal or urinary tract bleeding in patients with lesions within the gastrointestinal or urinary tracts. This chapter discusses the ongoing development of optimal treatment strategies for cancer-associated thrombosis.


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Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias/complicações , Tromboembolia Venosa/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Oral , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Inibidores do Fator Xa/efeitos adversos , Inibidores do Fator Xa/uso terapêutico , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Estudos Retrospectivos , Tromboembolia Venosa/etiologia
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Cancer Treat Res ; 179: 191-203, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31317489

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Cancer can be associated with several distinct coagulation defects which can lead to bleeding complications. The primary hyperfibrinolytic syndrome associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia has been well recognized and is one of the most severe bleeding disorders. Acquired hemophilia, while rare and not only seen in the oncology setting, can be triggered by a malignancy and must be promptly recognized in order to prevent catastrophic hemorrhage. Other, less serious coagulopathic states have been linked to cancer, including acquired von Willebrand disease. Finally, several anti-neoplastic drugs can alter hemostasis and increase the risk of bleeding. A good understanding of this field can help mitigate the risk of complications in the cancer patient.


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Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/etiologia , Neoplasias/complicações , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/induzido quimicamente , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Hemorragia/etiologia , Hemostasia/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico
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Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31256533

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Objective: To report a case of rat poison with multiple hemorrhage after trauma. Methods: The clinical data of a case of rodenticide poisoning with hemorrhage as the first symptom admitted to a third-class a hospital in July 2018 were analyzed and summarized. Results: This patient is a rodent drug poisoning patient with hemorrhage as the first symptom.The disease was diagnosed as bromohamelin and bromadiolone poisoning through the analysis of poison detection because the rodent drug was taken in the market and the history of taking poison was concealed. The patient was given active comprehensive treatment of vitamin K1 and other drugs for clinical cure. Conclusion: For patients with clinically unexplained hemorrhage, the possibility of rodenticide poisoning should be considered and the toxicant detection should be improved actively.


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Hemorragia , Venenos , Animais , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Ratos
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JAMA ; 321(24): 2414-2427, 2019 06 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31237644

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Importance: Very short mandatory dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a drug-eluting stent may be an attractive option. Objective: To test the hypothesis of noninferiority of 1 month of DAPT compared with standard 12 months of DAPT for a composite end point of cardiovascular and bleeding events. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter, open-label, randomized clinical trial enrolling 3045 patients who underwent PCI at 90 hospitals in Japan from December 2015 through December 2017. Final 1-year clinical follow-up was completed in January 2019. Interventions: Patients were randomized either to 1 month of DAPT followed by clopidogrel monotherapy (n=1523) or to 12 months of DAPT with aspirin and clopidogrel (n=1522). Main Outcomes and Measures: The primary end point was a composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (MI), ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, definite stent thrombosis, or major or minor bleeding at 12 months, with a relative noninferiority margin of 50%. The major secondary cardiovascular end point was a composite of cardiovascular death, MI, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, or definite stent thrombosis and the major secondary bleeding end point was major or minor bleeding. Results: Among 3045 patients randomized, 36 withdrew consent; of 3009 remaining, 2974 (99%) completed the trial. One-month DAPT was both noninferior and superior to 12-month DAPT for the primary end point, occurring in 2.36% with 1-month DAPT and 3.70% with 12-month DAPT (absolute difference, -1.34% [95% CI, -2.57% to -0.11%]; hazard ratio [HR], 0.64 [95% CI, 0.42-0.98]), meeting criteria for noninferiority (P < .001) and for superiority (P = .04). The major secondary cardiovascular end point occurred in 1.96% with 1-month DAPT and 2.51% with 12-month DAPT (absolute difference, -0.55% [95% CI, -1.62% to 0.52%]; HR, 0.79 [95% CI, 0.49-1.29]), meeting criteria for noninferiority (P = .005) but not for superiority (P = .34). The major secondary bleeding end point occurred in 0.41% with 1-month DAPT and 1.54% with 12-month DAPT (absolute difference, -1.13% [95% CI, -1.84% to -0.42%]; HR, 0.26 [95% CI, 0.11-0.64]; P = .004 for superiority). Conclusions and Relevance: Among patients undergoing PCI, 1 month of DAPT followed by clopidogrel monotherapy, compared with 12 months of DAPT with aspirin and clopidogrel, resulted in a significantly lower rate of a composite of cardiovascular and bleeding events, meeting criteria for both noninferiority and superiority. These findings suggest that a shorter duration of DAPT may provide benefit, although given study limitations, additional research is needed in other populations. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02619760.


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Aspirina/uso terapêutico , Clopidogrel/uso terapêutico , Stents Farmacológicos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Cloridrato de Prasugrel/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Aspirina/efeitos adversos , Clopidogrel/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/efeitos adversos , Cloridrato de Prasugrel/efeitos adversos , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/uso terapêutico
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BMJ ; 365: l2222, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253632

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of standard term (12 months) or long term (>12 months) dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) versus short term (<6 months) DAPT after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES). DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Relevant studies published between June 1983 and April 2018 from Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library for clinical trials, PubMed, Web of Science, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Clinicaltrialsregister.eu. REVIEW METHODS: Randomised controlled trials comparing two of the three durations of DAPT (short term, standard term, and long term) after PCI with DES were included. The primary study outcomes were cardiac or non-cardiac death, all cause mortality, myocardial infarction, stent thrombosis, and all bleeding events. RESULTS: 17 studies (n=46 864) were included. Compared with short term DAPT, network meta-analysis showed that long term DAPT resulted in higher rates of major bleeding (odds ratio 1.78, 95% confidence interval 1.27 to 2.49) and non-cardiac death (1.63, 1.03 to 2.59); standard term DAPT was associated with higher rates of any bleeding (1.39, 1.01 to 1.92). No noticeable difference was observed in other primary endpoints. The sensitivity analysis revealed that the risks of non-cardiac death and bleeding were further increased for ≥18 months of DAPT compared with short term or standard term DAPT. In the subgroup analysis, long term DAPT led to higher all cause mortality than short term DAPT in patients implanted with newer-generation DES (1.99, 1.04 to 3.81); short term DAPT presented similar efficacy and safety to standard term DAPT with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) presentation and newer-generation DES placement. The heterogeneity of pooled trials was low, providing more confidence in the interpretation of results. CONCLUSIONS: In patients with all clinical presentations, compared with short term DAPT (clopidogrel), long term DAPT led to higher rates of major bleeding and non-cardiac death, and standard term DAPT was associated with an increased risk of any bleeding. For patients with ACS, short term DAPT presented similar efficacy and safety with standard term DAPT. For patients implanted with newer-generation DES, long term DAPT resulted in more all cause mortality than short term DAPT. Although the optimal duration of DAPT should take personal ischaemic and bleeding risks into account, this study suggested short term DAPT could be considered for most patients after PCI with DES, combining evidence from both direct and indirect comparisons. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW REGISTRATION: PROSPERO CRD42018099519.


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Clopidogrel/uso terapêutico , Stents Farmacológicos/normas , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/métodos , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/cirurgia , Clopidogrel/administração & dosagem , Clopidogrel/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Hemorragia/epidemiologia , Hemorragia/mortalidade , Humanos , Infarto do Miocárdio/epidemiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/mortalidade , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/mortalidade , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/efeitos adversos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Trombose/epidemiologia , Trombose/mortalidade
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JAMA ; 321(24): 2428-2437, 2019 06 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31237645

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Importance: Data on P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy after short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are limited. Objective: To determine whether P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy after 3 months of DAPT is noninferior to 12 months of DAPT in patients undergoing PCI. Design, Setting, and Participants: The SMART-CHOICE trial was an open-label, noninferiority, randomized study that was conducted in 33 hospitals in Korea and included 2993 patients undergoing PCI with drug-eluting stents. Enrollment began March 18, 2014, and follow-up was completed July 19, 2018. Interventions: Patients were randomly assigned to receive aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor for 3 months and thereafter P2Y12 inhibitor alone (n = 1495) or DAPT for 12 months (n = 1498). Main Outcomes and Measures: The primary end point was major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (a composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction, or stroke) at 12 months after the index procedure. Secondary end points included the components of the primary end point and bleeding defined as Bleeding Academic Research Consortium type 2 to 5. The noninferiority margin was 1.8%. Results: Among 2993 patients who were randomized (mean age, 64 years; 795 women [26.6%]), 2912 (97.3%) completed the trial. Adherence to the study protocol was 79.3% of the P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy group and 95.2% of the DAPT group. At 12 months, major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events occurred in 42 patients in the P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy group and in 36 patients in the DAPT group (2.9% vs 2.5%; difference, 0.4% [1-sided 95% CI, -∞% to 1.3%]; P = .007 for noninferiority). There were no significant differences in all-cause death (21 [1.4%] vs 18 [1.2%]; hazard ratio [HR], 1.18; 95% CI, 0.63-2.21; P = .61), myocardial infarction (11 [0.8%] vs 17 [1.2%]; HR, 0.66; 95% CI, 0.31-1.40; P = .28), or stroke (11 [0.8%] vs 5 [0.3%]; HR, 2.23; 95% CI, 0.78-6.43; P = .14) between the 2 groups. The rate of bleeding was significantly lower in the P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy group than in the DAPT group (2.0% vs 3.4%; HR, 0.58; 95% CI, 0.36-0.92; P = .02). Conclusions and Relevance: Among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy after 3 months of DAPT compared with prolonged DAPT resulted in noninferior rates of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events. Because of limitations in the study population and adherence, further research is needed in other populations. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02079194.


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Aspirina/uso terapêutico , Clopidogrel/uso terapêutico , Stents Farmacológicos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Aspirina/efeitos adversos , Clopidogrel/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/efeitos adversos , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/efeitos adversos
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 15: 139-142, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31213821

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Idarucizumab (Praxbind) is a humanized antibody fragment, that reversibly and with high affinityties up dabigatran (Pradaxa). Anticoagulation reversal is achieved immediately, and with no procoagulant effect. It is administered intravenously and clearance is renal. The main clinical application of idarucizumab is to antagonize bleeding related to dabigatran, especially if it occurs at critical sites, such as nervous system (central or peripheral), intraocular, pericardial, retroperitoneal or pulmonary. Other indications are: i) dabigatran-induced anticoagulation reversal in the need for emergency surgery or procedures at high risk of bleeding; and ii) second-line treatment in bleedings that persist despite local hemostasis procedures. In this narrative review, we comprehensively address clinical indications for idarucizumab, summing up evidence derived from a systematic literature review, but also from case reports.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antitrombinas/efeitos adversos , Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Coagulantes/uso terapêutico , Dabigatrana/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/prevenção & controle , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Coagulantes/efeitos adversos , Medicina Baseada em Evidências , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Khirurgiia (Mosk) ; (5): 94-103, 2019.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31169827

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The review is devoted to the issue of optimal duration of anticoagulant therapy for venous thromboembolic complications (VTEC) using oral anticoagulants (OAC). These drugs are characterized by higher safety in comparison with vitamin K antagonists and make it possible to increase the duration of treatment for not only spontaneous thrombosis (with high risk of recurrence), but also thrombosis provoked by minor persistent and transient risk factors of VTEC. Efficacy and safety of prolonged treatment of VTEC using OAC was analyzed. Different classifications of primary thrombotic episode depending on risk of subsequent recurrence are presented. Moreover, scales for individual assessment of risk of recurrent thrombosis after anticoagulant therapy cancellation and risk of bleeding in case of continued treatment are given. Outcomes of long-term administration of rivaroxaban for VTEC are analyzed. It was concluded that OAC are safe for prolonged management of primary thrombotic episode. However, overall duration of treatment should be determined considering individual balance of benefits and risks.


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Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Tromboembolia Venosa/tratamento farmacológico , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Esquema de Medicação , Inibidores do Fator Xa/efeitos adversos , Inibidores do Fator Xa/uso terapêutico , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Recidiva , Fatores de Risco , Rivaroxabana/efeitos adversos , Rivaroxabana/uso terapêutico , Trombose/etiologia , Fatores de Tempo , Suspensão de Tratamento
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Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg ; 57(5): 685-701, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31097186

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OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim was to review the relative efficacy and safety of anticoagulation for managing venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out. On 17 May 2018 the MEDLINE and Scopus databases were searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Eligible RCTs had to be performed in patients with cancer exclusively or to report results on a subset of patients with cancer. The main study outcomes (efficacy/recurrent VTE and safety/bleeding events) were expressed as risk ratios (RR) with a 95% confidence interval (CI). The quality of evidence was assessed following the GRADE method. RESULTS: Twenty-three RCTs with 6980 patients were identified. Low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) were more effective than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in preventing recurrent VTE (RR 0.58, 95% CI 0.45-0.75) and deep vein thrombosis (RR 0.44, 95% CI 0.29-0.69) but not pulmonary embolism (PE), bleeding, or overall mortality. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) were more effective than VKAs in preventing recurrent VTE (RR 0.65, 95% CI 0.45-0.95) but not DVT, PE, overall mortality, or bleeding. However, anti-Xa DOACs were more effective (RR for VTE 0.64, 95% CI 0.42-0.97) and caused less bleeding than VKAs, although major bleeding was reduced only with DOACs not requiring initial parenteral anticoagulation (RR 0.45, 95% CI 0.21-0.97). In a direct comparison, DOACs were more effective than LMWHs in preventing VTE recurrence (RR 0.64, 95% CI 0.45-0.90) but caused more major bleeding (RR 1.75, 95% CI 1.10-2.77), with no difference in fatal bleeding and overall mortality. Quality of evidence, where sufficient, was mostly moderate or high. CONCLUSION: Compared with VKAs, LMWHs and DOACs are more effective in treating VTE, but the former caused less bleeding. DOACs are more effective than LMWHs in preventing VTE recurrence but may carry a higher risk of major bleeding, pending additional information by ongoing trials.


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Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/complicações , Tromboembolia Venosa/prevenção & controle , Fondaparinux/efeitos adversos , Fondaparinux/uso terapêutico , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/efeitos adversos , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Oligossacarídeos/efeitos adversos , Oligossacarídeos/uso terapêutico , Embolia Pulmonar/prevenção & controle , Prevenção Secundária , Trombose Venosa/prevenção & controle , Vitamina K/antagonistas & inibidores
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Minerva Med ; 110(5): 410-418, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31081301

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BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and previous cardiovascular disease (CVD) (stroke, peripheral arterial disease [PAD] or coronary artery disease [CAD]) are at high risk of serious events and mortality. Current clinical guidelines recommend new antiplatelet drugs (NADs) for high cardiovascular risk patients with ACS; however, these drugs are underused in different scenarios. METHODS: This study included 1717 ACS patients from 3 tertiary hospitals. Of them, 641 (37.33%) suffered from previous CVD: 149 patients with stroke, 154 patients with PAD and 541 patients with CAD. Bleeding, mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) at 1 year of follow-up after hospital discharge were analyzed. RESULTS: NADs administration during hospital stay and at discharge was less frequent in patients with previous CVDs (P<0.001, for both). Cox analysis in this cohort of patients showed that clopidogrel prescription at discharge was independently associated with MACEs (HR: 1.59 [95% CI: 1.03-2.45]; P=0.036) and with death (HR: 1.99 [95% CI: 1.00-3.98]; P=0.049) in multivariate analysis. More specifically, when ticagrelor prescription at discharge was compared with clopidogrel, a significant death reduction was found in both, the univariate and the multivariate Cox analysis (HR: 4.54 [95% CI: 2.26-9.13]; P<0.001 and HR: 2.61 [95% CI: 1.16-5.90]; P=0.021, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: New antiplatelet drugs, especially ticagrelor, showed lower rates of mortality in patients with CVD without differences for bleeding. Despite the recommendations of current clinical guidelines for high risk patients with ACS, the use of NADs is very low in "real-life" patients with previous CVD.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Doença das Coronárias/complicações , Doença Arterial Periférica/complicações , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/etiologia , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/mortalidade , Assistência ao Convalescente , Clopidogrel/efeitos adversos , Clopidogrel/uso terapêutico , Comorbidade , Uso de Medicamentos/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Hemorragia/epidemiologia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Síndrome Metabólica/epidemiologia , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/efeitos adversos , Cloridrato de Prasugrel/uso terapêutico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Fumar/epidemiologia , Espanha , Centros de Atenção Terciária/estatística & dados numéricos , Ticagrelor/efeitos adversos , Ticagrelor/uso terapêutico
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N Engl J Med ; 380(20): 1906-1917, 2019 05 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31091372

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BACKGROUND: Cryptogenic strokes constitute 20 to 30% of ischemic strokes, and most cryptogenic strokes are considered to be embolic and of undetermined source. An earlier randomized trial showed that rivaroxaban is no more effective than aspirin in preventing recurrent stroke after a presumed embolic stroke from an undetermined source. Whether dabigatran would be effective in preventing recurrent strokes after this type of stroke was unclear. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial of dabigatran at a dose of 150 mg or 110 mg twice daily as compared with aspirin at a dose of 100 mg once daily in patients who had had an embolic stroke of undetermined source. The primary outcome was recurrent stroke. The primary safety outcome was major bleeding. RESULTS: A total of 5390 patients were enrolled at 564 sites and were randomly assigned to receive dabigatran (2695 patients) or aspirin (2695 patients). During a median follow-up of 19 months, recurrent strokes occurred in 177 patients (6.6%) in the dabigatran group (4.1% per year) and in 207 patients (7.7%) in the aspirin group (4.8% per year) (hazard ratio, 0.85; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.69 to 1.03; P = 0.10). Ischemic strokes occurred in 172 patients (4.0% per year) and 203 patients (4.7% per year), respectively (hazard ratio, 0.84; 95% CI, 0.68 to 1.03). Major bleeding occurred in 77 patients (1.7% per year) in the dabigatran group and in 64 patients (1.4% per year) in the aspirin group (hazard ratio, 1.19; 95% CI, 0.85 to 1.66). Clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding occurred in 70 patients (1.6% per year) and 41 patients (0.9% per year), respectively. CONCLUSIONS: In patients with a recent history of embolic stroke of undetermined source, dabigatran was not superior to aspirin in preventing recurrent stroke. The incidence of major bleeding was not greater in the dabigatran group than in the aspirin group, but there were more clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding events in the dabigatran group. (Funded by Boehringer Ingelheim; RE-SPECT ESUS ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02239120.).


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Antitrombinas/administração & dosagem , Dabigatrana/administração & dosagem , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Idoso , Antitrombinas/efeitos adversos , Aspirina/administração & dosagem , Aspirina/efeitos adversos , Dabigatrana/efeitos adversos , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Incidência , Embolia Intracraniana/tratamento farmacológico , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/administração & dosagem , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/efeitos adversos , Recidiva , Prevenção Secundária , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade
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Int Heart J ; 60(3): 546-553, 2019 May 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31105152

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Antithrombotic strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain challenging. This study aims to explore the best antithrombotic strategy for AF patients after PCI based on a network meta-analysis. This study was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42018093928). The PubMed, Cochrane, and EMBASE databases were searched to identify clinical trials concerning antithrombotic therapy for AF patients with PCI from inception to April 2018. Pairwise and network meta-analysis were conducted to compare clinical outcomes of different antithrombotic therapy. The primary endpoint was major bleeding. Fifteen studies including 16,382 patients were identified with follow-up ranging from 3 to 12 months. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOAC) plus P2Y12 inhibitor ranked first with a reduced risk of major bleeding compared with vitamin K antagonist (VKA) plus dual antiplatelet therapy (OR: 0.57, 95% CI: 0.43-0.75) but with no significant difference compared with VKA plus single platelet therapy (OR: 0.85, 95% CI: 0.62-1.16). Similar thrombotic events were evident among these groups. Subgroup analysis showed that VKA plus aspirin exhibited a similar risk of major bleeding compared with VKA plus clopidogrel (OR: 0.94, 95% CI: 0.73-1.23) but was associated with increased risks of ischaemic stroke (OR: 2.10, 95% CI: 1.33-3.32) and all-cause death (OR: 1.77, 95% CI: 1.15-2.74) versus VKA plus clopidogrel. In AF patients undergoing PCI, NOAC plus P2Y12 inhibitor and VKA plus clopidogrel, but not VKA plus aspirin, were associated with reduced risk of major bleeding compared with the recommended VKA-based triple therapy, while thrombotic events were similar among these treatments.


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Fibrilação Atrial/cirurgia , Fibrinolíticos/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/epidemiologia , Aspirina/efeitos adversos , Clopidogrel/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Estudos Observacionais como Assunto , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/efeitos adversos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Vitamina K/antagonistas & inibidores
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Ann Vasc Surg ; 59: 190-194, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31028853

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BACKGROUND: Anticoagulant drugs are sometimes used after lower limb surgical bypass to improve patency. There are no bleeding risk scores validated specifically for patients with peripheral arterial disease. The HAS-BLED (hypertension, abnormal renal or liver function, stroke, history of or predisposition to bleeding, labile international normalized ratio (INR), elderly age [>65 years], and drugs or alcohol) score is a validated and frequently used tool to estimate the risk of major bleeding in patients receiving anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation. The objective of this study was to access the efficacy of the HAS-BLED score in predicting bleeding risk after lower limb bypass revascularization. METHODS: This study involved "secondary analysis of a retrospective database that includes patients with lower limb revascularization that was anticoagulated with acenocoumarol after hospital discharge." Consecutive patients treated between January 2014 and May 2016 were included. Patients previously on anticoagulants and patients on hemodialysis were excluded. RESULTS: Sixty-nine patients were included, 73.9% were males, with a mean age of 65 years. At 1-year follow-up, major bleeding occurred in 18.8% of patients. In this study, 52.1% of patients had HAS-BLED score ≥3. This subgroup had increased incidence of major bleeding: 33.3% compared to 0 risk factor (0%), 1 risk factor (0%), and 2 risk factors (4.2%) (P = 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: In this retrospective analysis, HAS-BLED score presented good association with major bleeding risk. It can be used as a tool for decision-making for the prescription of anticoagulants after lower limb revascularization. The prevalence of high scores is substantial, presuming high bleeding risk in this high-risk population.


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Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Técnicas de Apoio para a Decisão , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Extremidade Inferior/irrigação sanguínea , Doença Arterial Periférica/cirurgia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Vasculares/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Bases de Dados Factuais , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Hemorragia/epidemiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Seleção de Pacientes , Doença Arterial Periférica/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença Arterial Periférica/epidemiologia , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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