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Thromboembolic prophylaxis in orthopedic surgery using dabigatran: an oral direct thrombin inhibitor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22458575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dabigatran etexilate is a direct thrombin inhibitor that has been in clinical use for the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thrombosis. Dabigatran allows for oral administration, has a rapid onset of action and has a predictable anticoagulant effect. Studies in healthy volunteers and in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery indicate that dabigatran has a predictable pharmacokinetic profile, allowing for a fixed-dose regimen without the need for coagulation monitoring. Dabigatran is approved in the EU and Canada for prophylaxis of thromboembolism in patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasties. The focus of this article is on the clinical data of using dabigatran as venous thromboprophylaxis in orthopedic surgery patients.
Reed Garza; Michael H Huo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-30     Completed Date:  2012-07-31     Revised Date:  2013-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1801 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390-8883, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antithrombins / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  pharmacokinetics
Benzimidazoles / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  pharmacokinetics
Clinical Trials as Topic
European Union
Pyridines / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  pharmacokinetics
Treatment Outcome
Venous Thromboembolism / prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antithrombins; 0/Benzimidazoles; 0/Pyridines; 2E18WX195X/dabigatran etexilate

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