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2011-12-13 22:30:30

Dr. Rabab Mohsin, an internal medicine resident at the University of Kentucky, working with Dr. Alison Bailey of the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute, has discovered that the drug warfarin was underutilized in a large study group of women. Working in conjunction with the Kentucky Women's Health Registry, Mohsin, Bailey and fellow investigators identified women who reported arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) identification and treatment. Specifically, the investigators worked to...

2011-11-30 00:20:01

Tokyo, Nov 30, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch Warfarin Granules 0.2%, a new formulation of the company's oral anti-coagulant Warfarin (warfarin potassium), on December 1 in Japan.Warfarin Granules 0.2% received marketing authorization in Japan on July 15 of this year and was subsequently listed on Japan's National Health Insurance (NHI) drug price list on November 28. This new formulation is designed to help patients who find it difficult to...

2011-11-15 06:38:47

Intermountain Medical Center researchers say doctors must educate patients about mixing vitamins and supplements with the highly prescribed blood thinner Atrial Fibrillation patients who are prescribed the powerful blood thinner warfarin often take it with vitamins or supplements that can hamper its effectiveness, or skip doses completely, increasing their risk for stroke, according to new research. The study, jointly conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart...

2011-08-10 22:23:42

A pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service improves the coordination of care from the hospital to an outpatient clinic for patients treated with the anticoagulant drug warfarin, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. The study, published online today in the July/August issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, found that the transition of care directed by the anticoagulation service was seamless in more than 70 percent of patients treated and risk of bleeding and thrombosis declined by...

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2011-07-22 06:15:00

A new study shows how house mice found unexpected ways to evolve resistance to a common poison and thrive, despite humanity's best efforts to keep them at bay. Rice University researchers analyzed a genetic mutation that has given ordinary European house mice this extraordinary ability. The gene in question, known as vkorc1, is present in all mammals and manages vitamin K.  They found that a mutation to vkorc1 makes mice resistant to warfarin, an anticoagulant used as a blood thinner...

2011-03-01 06:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that the WARFARIN Study (Warfarin Adverse Event Reduction for Adults Receiving Genetic Testing at Therapy Initiation) was initiated at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue and other major hospital systems nationwide to assess the utility of genetic testing to determine a personalized warfarin dose for individual patients to reduce their risk of serious bleeding or clotting events....

2011-03-01 06:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that the WARFARIN Study (Warfarin Adverse Event Reduction for Adults Receiving Genetic Testing at Therapy Initiation) was initiated at WellStar Health System in Marietta and other major hospital systems nationwide to assess the utility of genetic testing to determine a personalized warfarin dose for individual patients to reduce their risk of serious bleeding or clotting events. Warfarin, the...

2011-03-01 06:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that the WARFARIN Study (Warfarin Adverse Event Reduction for Adults Receiving Genetic Testing at Therapy Initiation) was initiated in major hospital systems nationwide to assess the utility of genetic testing to determine a personalized warfarin dose for individual patients to reduce their risk of serious bleeding or clotting events. Warfarin, the most commonly prescribed blood thinner...

2011-01-20 07:46:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 31 million prescriptions were written for warfarin in 2004. Now, researchers have reason to believe that the anticoagulant drug may be linked to post-injury death. The drug, which is used to prevent various types of blood clot formations and for abnormal heart rhythm, mechanical heart valves and, in certain cases, heart attack, was scrutinized by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers in a recent study set for publication in the Archives of Surgery's...


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