Topic Archives: warfarin

In his tearjerker “Sisters of Mercy,” Leonard Cohen sings, I’ve been where you’re hanging and think I can see how you’re pinned. Although I am less inclined to bash the FDA than many, it has recently let modern medical practice place many patients in an undesirable situation. What if there was a very powerful drug, […]

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  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Hi and thanks for posting. I would caution that really none of these metrics applies in this case. This is a wee-cap, sp...

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    Also long PTLA -For whatever it is worth - I was on warfarin for a number of years after an a-fib incident. Continual mo...

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    $PTLA long Is Eliquis more effective in preventing strokes or major bleeds in patients who have atrial fibrillation? ...

  • arch1

    Helen My apologies for my warfarin question. I did not see yourprophylactic thrombolitic post as I was reading newest po...

  • arch1

    In $scyx case,,, could mean This Goose Is Fried. :) But maybe not. Why would a little bit of our good old rat killer ...

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    Postscript: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/cataracts has some cautions on taking bilberry – not for p...

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    For those who may not be thrilled over taking warfarin ( rat poison) for a-fib, consider nattokinase. Been studied, and...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Gui....in your situation, warfarin is VERY tricky. You might consider e-mailing me so we can discuss....

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    @DR. KSS MD PHD Not true. At least for Apixiban rates of major bleeding were significantly lower than warfarin. This...

  • Gui_

    Hello Doctor, a beautiful saturday to all, I start my first dose of 2.5 mg of Warfarin this evening, my INR being 1.2...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Not true. The present risks of bleeding with warfarin are vastly lower than for inhibitors of factor Xa because warfarin...

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    The problem from a revenue perspective reversal will require a single dose of Andexxa. Factor Xa inhibitors have lower ...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    I think that we have to face the uncomfortable reality that beloranib DOES raise the clotting threshold, and I suspect i...

  • arch1

    drbonz I just noticed this reply. I did not intend to imply that the operation is bloody. I was thinking of the aftermat...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    The reason those with chronic renal disease are relatively unsafe with warfarin is the result of uremia-induced changes ...

  • SoGiAm

    NIHR Dissemination ‏@NIHR_DC 9m9 minutes ago New generation anticoagulants may be safer than #warfarin for people wi...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Joe...I'll be honest: I am peeved at them. This trial should NOT have come to this. Interim data analysis should have wa...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Yesterday in NYT: It is a startling accusation, buried in a footnote in a legal briefing filed recently in federal co...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Although I doubt there's a relation, giving some warfarin by mouth or enoxaparin as a shot would be no problem....

  • arch1

    WB I gave up on golden age and now call them the metallic years....where the only gold is in your teeth,silver in your ...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Doesn't have to be either/or. What we may be learning from this is that PWS patients need chronic anti-coagulation, warf...

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    Not a surprise. One of my major teaching points to medical and pharmacy students is that,IMO, warfarin is the most dange...

  • arch1

    DBMD If I am not mistaken anticoagulants do not effect the action of AC5,,a point made, earlier in one of DR KSS postin...

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    $PTLA Portola The Doc's original article in November Payola for Portola? There are many new blood thinners on the ma...

  • arch1

    I have beaten the odds for long term rat poison use [Warfarin} and my thinking is all these products are like wearing a ...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Thanks Jack. The thing is, I hope this is not the reason. It is depicted as "news" and is not, as AC5 has already been s...

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    Good morning Thank you for interesting reply. I was in bed by the time it came in and my golf this morning having been...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Hi Larry: their non-forthingcomingness is part of the reason I sold my stake, and believe me I feel pain from Regado als...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    To Ken Meyer and fisherofmen: Sorry, I got tied up with patients last night and haven't read all the posts yet. Definite...

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    thanks for the article on blood clotting. I am very interested because my close friend, Kathy Daniel, died of a hemorr...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Just chatting with Michael Fitzhugh of Bioworld Today. Great guy! His report will run tomorrow: By Michael Fitzhugh, ...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    People interested in Regado really should go to the link Glenn provided above. You can hear a recording of the presentat...

  • arch1

    DR KSS; I can certainly attest the truth of what you say in dealing with Warfarin. I have been on it many years for Afib...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Irreg: that is heinous. So sorry to hear it. I am honestly surprised you did not require arteriography and embolization ...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Thanks Subramania, and thanks for asking. The big problem with heparin is lack of reversibility, as its antidote pro...

  • karmaswimswami

    To respond to those concerned about the fact that there is no way to undo, "undose," the Benitec therapy for HCV, I migh...

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    "start low and go slow" doesn't cut it. I couldn't tolerate Warfarin, was put on Bumex. It works, but 1/2 pill makes m...

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    As a doctor, I think the future of medicine wil be in the genetic research/testing and immmunology based bio-drugs again...

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