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Video explains Coumadin

Video explains Coumadin...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on September 30, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A pharmacist explains in a short video how Coumadin works, why doctors prescribe this blood thinner, and common side effects.

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How to self test your INR

How to self test your INR...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on September 8, 2009 | no responses | permalink

I found a great video for anyone who is considering self testing and home monitoring of their INR results to make their life easier.

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Potential interaction between warfarin and pomegranate juice

Potential interaction between warfarin and pomegranate juice...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on August 26, 2009 | 3 responses | permalink

Drinking pomegranate juice as a health drink is growing in popularity. However, a study has shown the possible interaction between pomegranate juice and warfarin.

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A safe target INR range

A safe target INR range...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on August 4, 2009 | one response | permalink

Researchers studied what is the optimal level of oral anticoagulation to minimize bleeding and thrombosis.

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Warnings for painkillers

Warnings for painkillers...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on July 14, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Concerns over painkiller medications with acetaminophen (or paracetamol) have led to an FDA advisory board suggesting that 2 drugs be banned.

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Drug combinations increase bleeding risks

Drug combinations increase bleeding risks...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on June 13, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A large study has shown combinations of clot preventing drugs, such as aspirin and warfarin, can result in internal bleeding.

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Antidepressants increase the risk of bleeding

Antidepressants increase the risk of bleeding...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on May 24, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Taking antidepressants can raise the risk of bleeding in patients on warfarin by up to 3 times, according to a study.

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Heart device a good option to warfarin

Heart device a good option to warfarin...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on April 20, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

A device that blocks part of the heart may help prevent clots and be a good alternative to warfarin, according to a study.

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Vitamin K may not be necessary

Vitamin K may not be necessary...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on March 27, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Vitamin K is no better than a placebo for treating the effects of warfarin overdose, research reports.

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Reduced kidney function and warfarin linked

Reduced kidney function and warfarin linked...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on March 3, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Patients with reduced kidney function may need closer monitoring of warfarin to avoid bleeding problems.

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Genetic testing for guiding warfarin dose

Genetic testing for guiding warfarin dose...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on February 4, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A study has investigated whether genetic testing can be used to guide the initial dosage of warfarin.

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Preventing blood clots in cancer patients

Preventing blood clots in cancer patients...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on January 3, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Nadroparin has been shown to prevent blood clots in cancer patients.

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Home INR monitoring is safe

Home INR monitoring is safe...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on December 19, 2008 | no responses | permalink

The American Heart Association has reported that home INR monitoring is as safe or safer than standard clinic monitoring.

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News system activated

News system activated...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on November 27, 2008 | no responses | permalink

The news and feeds system has been activated.

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