Posts Tagged ‘hemorrhage’

Transfusion for GI Bleeding

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 4th, 2013

A new trial shows that among patients with upper GI bleeding, withholding transfusion until the hemoglobin level falls below 7 g per deciliter results in better outcomes than using 9 g per deciliter as the trigger for transfusion. Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common emergency condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is… Read More…

Rivaroxaban for Atrial Fibrillation

Posted by Graham McMahon • September 9th, 2011

In the ROCKET-AF trial, 14,264 patients with atrial fibrillation were randomly assigned to receive either rivaroxaban or warfarin. In a perprotocol, as-treated analysis, rivaroxaban was noninferior to warfarin with respect to the primary end point of stroke or systemic embolism.     The use of vitamin K antagonists is highly effective for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular… Read More…