Articles in "Anticoagulation"

Anticoagulation is Likely Beneficial for Portal Vein Thrombosis in Cirrhosis

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

This meta-analysis shows higher portal vein recanalization, lower cirrhosis progression, and no excess bleeding risk with anticoagulant treatment for portal vein thrombosis in patients with cirrhosis.

An Update on the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolic Disease

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Every four years the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) disseminates a new set of guidelines on the evaluation and management of venous thromboembolic disease (VTE).

New Oral Anticoagulants are as effective as Warfarin for VTE with less major bleeding

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The new Target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs) are as effective as warfarin for acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) with less major bleeding.

Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants Have a Lower Mortality than Warfarin for Nonvalvular Afib

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

In patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, Direct-acting oral anticoagulant therapy was associated with significant declines in all-cause mortality and vascular mortality (P<0.0001 for each). In addition, there was a striking decrease in bleeding mortality (relative risk, 0.54; P<0.0001), which was mainly due to a reduction in intracranial bleeding (RR, 0.42; P<0.00001).