Anna D. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS
Anna D. Garrett is a clinical pharmacist and president of Dr. Anna Garrett (www.drannagarrett.com). Her mission is to help women in midlife maximize their mojo! Contact her at [email protected]
Do PPIs interact with aspirin?
Much ongoing research and discussion concerns the risks of using proton pump inhibitors with clopidogrel.
Small study shows benefit of warfarin for cluster headaches
Chronic cluster headaches are debilitating for patients who experience them. A recent study concluded that low-intensity anticoagulation with warfarin was associated with significantly higher incidence of remission and less headache impact on patients' lives.
Risk of recurrent VTE higher in men
A meta-analysis of studies on recurrent venous thromboembolism; updated guidelines for management of atrial fibrillation; a meta-analysis of studies comparing generic and branded warfarin
Risk of VTE recurrence higher for patients with nonsurgical risk factors
A roundup of reports on risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism; direct factor Xa inhibitors; and managing clopidogrel hypersensitivity
Risk of VTE recurrence higher for patients with nonsurgical risk factors
A roundup of reports on risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism; direct factor Xa inhibitors; and managing clopidogrel hypersensitivity.
Pharmacist update: Anticoagulation therapies
A roundup of information on CHA2DS2-VASc score versus CHADS2 as a thromboembolism determinant; the incidence of pulmonary embolism in knee arthroscopy patients; the increase of venous thromboembolism with antipsychotic drug use.
CHA2DS2-VASc score tops CHADS2 as better thromboembolism determinant
A roundup of information on CHA2DS2-VASc score versus CHADS2 as a thromboembolism determinant; the incidence of pulmonary embolism in knee arthroscopy patients; the increase of venous thromboembolism with antipsychotic drug use.
Benefit of compression stockings after stroke is modest
A roundup of information on compression stockings after stroke; quality of home INR testing; and cardiovascular risk in users of clopidogrel
Benefit of compression stockings after stroke is modest
A roundup of information on compression stockings after stroke; quality of home INR testing; and cardiovascular risk in users of clopidogrel
Anticoagulation update
The latest info on VTE in HIV; intracerebral hemorrhage; and antiplatelet/warfarin combinations

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