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Newgard CD, Platts-Mills TF
Can an out-of-hospital medication history save lives for injured older adults?
In this issue of Annals, Nishijima et al present a much-needed study evaluating the use of anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications as an additional triage criterion to aid in the identification of older adults with intracranial hemorrhage. The authors believe that the new study helps fill a critical void in suggesting that a targeted medication history, formally integrated as a field triage criterion, may be useful in identifying high-risk older adults.
Citation: Newgard CD, Platts-Mills TF . Can an out-of-hospital medication history save lives for injured older adults? Ann Emerg Med 2017 Aug;70(2):139-41. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.02.005.
Keywords: Blood Thinners, Elderly, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Injuries and Wounds, Medication
Palamaner Subash Shantha G, Bhave PD, Girotra S
Sex-specific comparative effectiveness of oral anticoagulants in elderly patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation.
This study assessed the sex-specific, comparative effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants (rivaroxaban and dabigatran), compared to each other and to warfarin among patients with atrial fibrillation. It concluded that the reduced risk of ischemic stroke in patients taking rivaroxaban, compared with dabigatran and warfarin, seems to be limited to men, whereas the higher risk of bleeding seems to be limited to women.
Citation: Palamaner Subash Shantha G, Bhave PD, Girotra S . Sex-specific comparative effectiveness of oral anticoagulants in elderly patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2017 Apr;10(4). doi: 10.1161/circoutcomes.116.003418.
Keywords: Elderly, Heart Disease and Health, Blood Thinners, Medication, Comparative Effectiveness, Cardiovascular Conditions, Sex Factors, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Evidence-Based Practice