A study published in JAMA reports that anticoagulants, antibiotics, diabetes drugs, and opioids are the most common drug classes related to emergency department visits for adverse drug events in the country.
AHA 2017 Scientific Sessions
End-stage renal disease patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation are at high risk for thrombotic complications.
The FDA has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban; Janssen) for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and VTE-related death during hospitalization and post hospital discharge in adult patients admitted for an acute medical illness who are at risk for thromboembolic complications due to moderate or severe restricted mobility and other risk factors for VTE and not at high risk of bleeding.
Over 1400 clinical trials and research studies were reviewed by a panel of 13 experts to develop the new guideline.
The main outcomes and measures were intraocular bleeding events and associated risk ratio for NOACs, compared with warfarin.
AAN 2016 Cerebrovascular Disease
Neurologists, internists and cardiologists differ markedly in their prescribing beliefs when it comes to the prevention of ischemic stroke due to atrial fibrillation, according to survey results.
Cardiac drug interactions make up almost 25% of all preventable adverse drug reactions.
High-Alert Medications according to ISMP guidelines
A list of contraindications and drug interactions for HIV medications.
Cobicistat, a pharmacokinetic (PK) enhancer without antiviral activity, is a relatively new HIV drug booster.