Anticoagulatoin Forum 13th National Conference

April 23-25, 2015 | Washington, DC | Wardman Park Marriott Hotel Join more than 900 physicians, pharmacists and nurses working in anticoagulation therapy for a continuing education opportunity led by international experts in the field. The program includes special lectures focusing on recent advances and important issues in anticoagulation therapy, opportunities to meet the experts, and poster presentations of…

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2015 THSNA Mentored Research Award Announcement

The organization of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) is announcing the details surrounding its 2015 THSNA Mentored Research Award. The 2015 THSNA Mentored Research Award provides financial support for a clinical or basic science research project in hemostasis and/or thrombosis under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The goal of this…

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VTE Webinar for HCPs: Slide Presentation

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders, hosted an important webinar for health professionals on Thursday, November 6, 2014. During this webinar, Gary Raskob, PhD, Chair of NBCA’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, and Dean, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, reviewed the disease burden…

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Accreditation Renewed for Online Curriculum

The National Blood Clot Alliance announces new accreditation of the widely used, web-based online curriculum titled Stop the Clot™ – What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know.  This online curriculum about DVT/PE provides no-cost contact hours for healthcare professionals.  As a self-paced, interactive online course, it provides the most current foundational information on assessing and managing…

Treatment Adherence Compared between Nonvalvular AFib Patients Using XARELTO (rivaroxaban) and Those Using warfarin

New data from a study published online in Current Medical Research and Opinion and co-authored by researchers at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, American distributor of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban), indicate that rivaroxaban is associated with significantly greater adherence rates for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) as compared to warfarin.  Other oral anti-coagulant medications were not included in this comparison. Medication non-adherence…

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Study on Home Monitoring Released

A study was recently released in the American Journal of Managed Care regarding home point-of-care international normalized ration (INR) monitoring. The study, co-authored by NBCA MASAB member Dr. Jack Ansell, documents the ability of patients to monitor their own warfarin therapy outside of a clinical trial setting.  The analysis of over 28,000 patients performing home…

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New Tool to Help Doctors Manage Anticoagulation During Invasive Procedures

A new, free-of-charge tool produced by the New York State Anticoagulation Coalition will enable clinicians to more easily determine how, whether and when to stop the use of warfarin and other anticoagulants prior to surgery and other invasive procedures ranging from major orthopedic or cancer surgery to colonoscopies and arthroscopy to dental cleanings and dermatological…

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Alere Initiates Voluntary Urgent Product Recall of Alere INRatio®2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips

Healthcare Professionals Should Stop Using Strips Contact: Consumer: 844-292-5373 Media: Jackie Lustig 781-314-4009 Jackie.Lustig@alere.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2014 – WALTHAM, Mass. – Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR) has initiated a voluntary Class 1 recall in the U.S. of the Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips (PN 99008G2). This action is a result of complaints of…