Search All Research Studies
AHRQ Research Studies Date
AHRQ Research Studies
Sign up: AHRQ Research Studies Email updates
Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
Results1 to 2 of 2 Research Studies Displayed
Yao X, Inselman JW, Ross JS
Comparative effectiveness and safety of oral anticoagulants across kidney function in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Patients with atrial fibrillation and severely decreased kidney function were excluded from the pivotal non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) trials, thereby raising questions about comparative safety and effectiveness in patients with reduced kidney function. This study aimed to compare oral anticoagulants across the range of kidney function in patients with atrial fibrillation.
AHRQ-funded; HS025517; HS025164; HS025402; HS022882; HS024075.
Citation: Yao X, Inselman JW, Ross JS . Comparative effectiveness and safety of oral anticoagulants across kidney function in patients with atrial fibrillation. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2020 Oct;13(10):e006515. doi: 10.1161/circoutcomes.120.006515..
Keywords: Kidney Disease and Health, Cardiovascular Conditions, Blood Thinners, Medication, Medication: Safety, Patient Safety, Comparative Effectiveness, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Evidence-Based Practice, Outcomes
Pokorney SD, Black-Maier E, Hellkamp AS
Oral anticoagulation and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation and end-stage renal disease.
The objective of this study was to describe patterns of oral anticoagulant (OAC) use in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and their associations with cardiovascular outcomes. Medicare fee-for-service 5% claims data from 2007 to 2013 was analyzed in a cohort of patients with ESRD and AF. A cohort of 8,410 patients with AF and ESRD was identified, with a total of 3,043 (36.2%) patients treated with OAC during the study period. Treatment with OAC was not associated with hospitalization for stroke, or death but was associated with increased hospitalization for bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage.
Citation: Pokorney SD, Black-Maier E, Hellkamp AS . Oral anticoagulation and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation and end-stage renal disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2020 Mar 24;75(11):1299-308. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.01.019..
Keywords: Blood Thinners, Medication, Heart Disease and Health, Cardiovascular Conditions, Kidney Disease and Health, Chronic Conditions, Outcomes