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Dabigatran, a Cause of Hematologic Emergency.
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PMID:  23221509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT:: Dabigatran etexilate, a direct thrombin inhibitor, has become an alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. There remains a concern about its overdose and life-threatening hemorrhage because of unavailability of appropriate coagulation tests to monitor and antidotes to reverse its effects. There are no clinical data about its safety in patients with fluctuating renal function. Multiple bleeding events reported with dabigatran have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further investigate these reports. Four clinical cases with life-threatening bleeding, strategies that were used to achieve hemostasis and a brief literature review to demonstrate the hematologic emergency caused by dabigatran are presented in this study.
Yasir Lal; Joel Van Heukelom
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine (YL), Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Avera Mckennan Hospital and University Health Center (JVH), Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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