XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Reduces Recurrent Blood Clots and Total Medical Costs in Morbidly Obese Patients

New real-world study of patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and morbid obesity shows safety and effectiveness of XARELTO ® were similar to warfarin, with significantly less healthcare resource utilization (HRU) and total medical costs
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Authors: Rudy HL, Cho W, Oster BA, Tarpada SP, Moran-Atkin E Abstract Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Purpose: To determine the effects of massive weight loss on perioperative complications after lumbar fusion surgery (LFS). Overview of Literature: Patients who are obese are more likely to experience low back pain, which would require LFS. Nonetheless, they have a higher risk of perioperative complication development compared with individuals who are not obese. Methods: Patients who underwent LFS at hospitals that participated in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database withi...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Weight-based and high fixed-dose chemoprophylaxis regimens achieved target anti-Xa concentrations more frequently than standard fixed-dose regimens but were not associated with a reduction in VTE. Additionally, high fixed-dose approaches are associated with increased bleeding complications. Further evaluation with large randomized trials is warranted in trauma and surgery patients with obesity. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Systematic review, level III.
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of current obesity was as low as 18% (15% to 22%) in Japanese CLI patients undergoing revascularization, whereas about a half were formerly obese. Maximum BMI was not independently associated with the mortality risk in the population. PMID: 32188794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Portomesenteric vein thrombosis (PMVT) may occur after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Previous studies have shown that PMVT patients may have undiagnosed thrombophilia. We recently changed our practice to check thrombophilia panel in every LSG patient preoperatively.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
mmittee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and healthcare use. Great strides have been made in stroke prevention and rhythm control strategies, yet reducing the incidence of AF has been slowed by the increasing incidence and prevalence of AF risk factors, including obesity, physical inactivity, sleep apnea, diabetes melli...
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
Abstract The immune system plays an important role in obesity-induced adipose tissue inflammation and the resultant metabolic dysfunction, which can lead to hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance and their downstream sequelae of type II diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. While macrophages are the most abundant immune cell type in adipose tissue, other immune cells are also present, such as B cells, which play important roles in regulating adipose tissue inflammation. This brief review will overview B-cell subsets, describe their localization in various adipose depots and summarize our knowle...
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Nyamu DG, Guantai AN, Osanjo GO, Godman B, Aklillu E Abstract Background: Patients' profiles affect the outcome with warfarin; however, this data, and its implications, is scarce in resource-poor countries such as Kenya without access to pharmacogenetics or regular INR testing.Objectives: To characterize the profiles of patients on long-term warfarin therapy and subsequently use the findings to guide future anticoagulation management.Methods: Cross-sectional study undertaken among 180 adult patients receiving warfarin therapy in anticoagulation clinics at a leading referral hospital in Kenya. Sociodemograp...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of AF in CS should be studied more precisely, both in a scientific way and at the individual patient's level. PMID: 32096188 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, PMP levels are increased in PCOS and further increase with OCP use. This effect could possibly contribute to the increased risk of venous thromboembolism associated with OCP use. However, further studies are needed to elucidate the exact role of PMPs in PCOS. PMID: 32078734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Audrey De Jong, Amélie Rollé, François-Régis Souche, Olfa Yengui, Daniel Verzilli, Gérald Chanques, David Nocca, Emmanuel Futier, Samir JaberAbstractThe obese patient is at risk of perioperative complications including difficult airway access (intubation, difficult or impossible ventilation), and postextubation acute respiratory failure due to the formation of atelectases or to airway obstruction. The association of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) with obesity is very ...
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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