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    Warfarin Blood Clots

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    Question #15: Explain how Warfarin, a popular drug used to treat atrial fibrillation, causes disruptions in human fetal development. Blood clots can form in the body and either be a hindrance or a help. Those that help the body, stop bleeding, so that an excess of blood is not lost all at one time. The blood clots that act as a hindrance to the body can lead to heart attacks, strokes and at times pulmonary embolisms. Warfarin (C19H16O4) is a prescription medication that is used to prevent the harmful blood clots within the body. It works by decreasing the body’s ability to form blood clots through its halting of the formation of vitamin K–dependent clotting factors. Vitamin K is crucial in the formation of clotting factors and aids in the prevention of bleeding (1). When one takes this medication that is used specifically to block the clotting factors within the body, their body has the capability to stop the harmful clots from forming…

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    Eliquis vs. Warfarin Jennifer Lockie Joliet Junior College According to the American Heart Association, there are, at minimum, 2.7 million Americans currently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (a-fib). This condition accounts for 15-20% of strokes. As a result, patients are prescribed an anticoagulation therapy to decrease this risk (What is atrial fibrillation, 2016). While warfarin has been the medication of choice for decades, new anticoagulation medications have been approved in…

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    given with fixed dose regimens without routine coagulation monitoring because of the specific anticoagulant activities (Figure 1), relatively fast onset/offset of actions, and little food or drug interactions. Their efficacy and safety for atrial fibrillation (AF) management in the general population have been proven to be non-inferior to warfarin in various trials (Dogliotti et al., 2013; Larsen et al., 2016; Ruff et al., 2014), and adoption of these agents into clinical practice is growing. A…

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    Nt1310 Unit 1 Exercise 2

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    1. According to Natural Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, and LexiComp, it is not recommended that this patient take ginkgo extract as it has a high interaction with efavirenz, the effects and concentration of efavirenz may be decreased, and a moderate interaction with warfarin and may increase the risk of bleeding. 2. According to ACIP and the CDC website, it is recommended that this patient receive the Prevnar 13 vaccine. Adults aged 65 years or older who have not received PCV13, but…

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    the US District Court based in Southern District Illinois. the case was filed under MDL No.2385, in Re: Pradaxa Product Liability Litigation. Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to a settlement of 650 million to the affected 4,000 people in the case, even though U.S. District Court Judge David Herndon had on the verge of presiding over a number of trials relating to the use of Pradaxa. Judge David R, Herndon also helped facilitate the deal. The settlement amounts to an average of $162,000 for each…

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    Thrombosis Essay

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    embolism and prevent blood clots from growing larger stop any new clots from forming and preventing long term complications. ( Up to Date. com) Primary treatment for deep vein thrombosis is anticoagulation. Anticoagulants are medicines called "blood thinners". They do not actually thin the blood but, in fact keep the blood from clotting. First a patient will be treated with Heparin it is given intravenously for 5 days, followed by another injectable blood thinner such as Lovenox, Fragmin or…

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    In addition, the documented clinical trials have demonstrated only non-inferiority of the drug in comparison to warfarin or parenteral anticoagulants. Although the drug is likely eligible for significant manufacturer-sponsored rebates, the ultimate purchase price is likely to be much greater than the aforementioned options, precluding any realizable cost benefits. As such, except in the case of widespread unavailability of comparative therapies, I believe the purchasing and utilization of the…

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    Deep Vein Thrombosis Essay

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    that produces blood (Meetoo, 2010). Pharmacological interventions Anticoagulants are mainly used to treat DVT. Heparin and Warfarin are usually used to treat deep vein thrombosis. Heparin is given as a prophylaxis before surgery to decrease the risk of blood clots. It increases inhibitory effects of antithrombin on factor Xa. So, with our clotting cascade, we have thrombin and antithrombin. Antithrombin prevents clotting cascades from an occurring (Karch, 2017). The therapeutic effects of…

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    Effectiveness: [Include a short-term time-bound efficacy goal] Decrease the INR from 3.2 to between 2 to 3 in one week. 2. Effectiveness: [Include a long-term time-bound efficacy goal] Decrease blood pressure to less than 140/90 mmHg indefinitely. Maintain regular rate (less than 90 beats every minute) and normal sinus rhythm indefinitely. Maintain the INR between 2 to 3 indefinitely. 3. Other: [Include any other pertinent goals as needed] DRUG THERAPY PROBLEMS to be resolved (CONDITION 1)…

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    deficiency, factor V–Leiden, protein C & S deficiency), certain medications (oral contraceptives). • The most common symptoms are chest pain, difficulty breathing, coughing up blood (hemoptysis), and wheezing. • The diagnosis usually requires a CT angiogram or V/Q scan. Your doctor will also likely order an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram) and EKG. • If you have severe pulmonary embolism with signs of heart strain, your doctor will likely administer a thrombolytic (tissue plasminogen…

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