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Chronic fondaparinux use in a hemodialysis patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II and extracorporeal circuit thrombosis-A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23216938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially life-threatening condition that can develop after exposure to unfractionated or low-molecular-weight heparins. Treatment options appear to be limited in patients on concurrent intermittent hemodialysis. We report the case of an 88-year-old man newly initiated on high-flux hemodialysis who developed HIT and extracorporeal circuit thrombosis after 3 weeks of exposure to unfractionated heparin. Our patient was successfully treated with fondaparinux 2.5 mg subcutaneously three times per week and citrate during dialysis sessions. Antifactor Xa levels were measured on several occasions while receiving fondaparinux.
Paula Brown; Richard Jay; Andrea Fox; Matthew Oliver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-4758     ISO Abbreviation:  Hemodial Int     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101093910     Medline TA:  Hemodial Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Hemodialysis International © 2012 International Society for Hemodialysis.
Department of Pharmacy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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