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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Antiplatelets, anticoagulants, and colonoscopic polypectomy.
This article is a review of current best practice recommendations focusing on the risk of immediate and delayed postpolypectomy bleeding in the context of drug discontinuation or continuation of antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs. Data was assessed whether cold snare vs conventional thermal-based polypectomy technology and prophylactic placement of hemostatic clips are endoscopic techniques that are beneficial in reducing polypectomy bleeding. Clinical takeaways are also provided to facilitate safer polypectomy among patients on antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents.
Citation: Abraham NS . Antiplatelets, anticoagulants, and colonoscopic polypectomy. Gastrointest Endosc 2020 Feb;91(2):257-65. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.09.033..
Keywords: Blood Thinners, Medication, Medication: Safety, Colonoscopy, Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Adverse Events, Guidelines, Prevention, Patient Safety
Jones CE, Hollis RH, Gullick AA
Venous thromboembolic events: how low can you go?
This study evaluated postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) chemical prophylaxis adherence to assess the preventability of VTEs. It found that nearly half of patients who experienced postoperative VTEs received appropriate guideline-driven care. Most interruptions in chemical prophylaxis were justified medically. This further questions the preventability of postoperative VTEs and the utility of this outcome as a valid measure of hospital quality.
Citation: Jones CE, Hollis RH, Gullick AA . Venous thromboembolic events: how low can you go? Am J Surg 2017 Apr;213(4):706-10. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.10.037.
Keywords: Adverse Events, Blood Clots, Blood Thinners, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Prevention