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  • Thrombosis Essay

    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 Arixtra along with another medication Warfarin (coumadin) a pill taken by mouth continued for 3 months. It is extremely important to take this medication as prescribed by the doctor. Blood thinners can have serious side effects if you take too much or too little. You may need to have blood tests to see how your blood fast your blood clots. The test is a bleeding time test, it involves small superficial cuts on the skin, like scratches. If the patient is taking warfarin they will have an INR test that should have a target level of 2 and 3. (NHI.com) Also, recommended while being treated for DVT is walking, once the pain and swelling are under control a patient should get up and walk around. Walking may help to heal faster. Compression Stockings- stockings apply pressure in the lower legs from foot to knee, helps prevent post phlebitis syndrome, you should wear if you intend to travel for a long period of time, if you work an office job and sit for long periods of time. Clot busters-…

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  • Oral Anticoagulation Analysis

    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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  • Pradaxa Lawsuit Research Paper

    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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  • Anticoagulation Therapy Case Study

    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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  • Savaysa New Drug Evaluation

    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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  • Pulmonary Embolism Research Paper

    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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  • Community Patient Resource Group Interview Case Study

    Currently, he said he falls and trips once in 2 months. He mentioned he had issues with balance when he goes uphill and downhill. He also mentioned it is simply impossible for him to wear loose shoes. The patient complains of numbness on the left side of the body. There was no history of any changes in vision or hearing, no involuntary movements or tremors and no severe headaches. There was no history of unexplained weight gain or loss or any fever, chills, malaise, loss of appetite, no history…

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  • Erickson's Development Theory

    According to Erickson’s stages of development theory my patient is in the adulthood stage ranging from 40-64 years of age. He’s 50 years old. This range represents generativity vs. stagnation and significant relationships are focused on those in the house hold and workmates. The primary concern is in guiding the next generation and contributing to society. My patient is the only source of income for his self and his family and has been for the past 30 years. He makes a decent amount of money and…

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  • Xarelto In Healthcare

    Medication information can be found in multiple places. These include: social media, magazines, commercials, newspapers, billboards, blogs, journals, etc.. These can be both helpful and harmful when looking for accurate information. Medication resources can provide accurate information. Some of these are unprofessional and advertise the medication for popular uses of the medication. Although they can provide accurate information, the sources may not provide one hundred percent of the necessary…

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  • Warfarin Therapy: A Case Study

    1. INTRODUCTION Warfarin is a most common Anticoagulant in prevention and treatment of thromboembolic events despite the availability of new drugs such as Novel Oral Anticoagulants due to its affordability. The establishment of the International Normalized Ratio (INR) helps to guide the dosing requirement for patients receiving the warfarin therapy. However, over-anticoagulation leads to adverse events such as haemorrhage while thromboembolic events can happen even at a recommended dose.…

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