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ICU Management

Anticoagulants: Tests for Checking Bleeding Unreliable?

2015 27 Aug

A new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine says coagulation tests used by physicians to check for the side effect of bleeding in patients taking blood thinners such as Xarelto ® (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis ® (apixaban) may not be reliable. The study found that in cases reported to poison centres, the routine labs used to monitor for clotting factors,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Low Risk Treatment for Blood Clots Empowers Patients

2015 20 Jul

According to companion studies published in Academic Emergency Medicine , a lower risk treatment with rivaroxaban for blood clots was found to be more effective, less costly and enabled patients to go home the same day.  Blood clots that could potentially be fatal is a primary cause of emergency room visits each year. A large number of patients with... Read more