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Warfarin: patient knows best

(PhysOrg.com) -- An Oxford-led review published last week in the Cochrane Library - that gold-standard source for the best evidence-based medical care - showed how empowering people at risk of blood clots ...

Apr 23, 2010
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Study: Gene testing helps get warfarin dose right

(AP) -- Doctors are reporting an exciting win for gene testing and personalized medicine: Checking patients' DNA before starting them on a popular blood thinner helps get the tricky dose right and keep them out of the hospital.

Mar 16, 2010
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Experimental Merck blood-thinner found effective

An experimental blood thinner developed by Merck and Portola Pharmaceuticals was found to be safe and effective in a mid-stage study presented Monday, with a lower incidence of serious bleeding than current drugs.

Mar 15, 2010
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Personalized medicine in warfarin therapy

Researchers from the Ohio State University have developed a rapid, multiplexed genotyping method to identify the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that affect warfarin dose. The related report by Yang et al, "Rapid ...

Feb 25, 2010
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New blood-thinning drug safer than rat poison

In an article reviewed by F1000 Medicine Faculty Members Robert Ruff, Brian Olshansky and Luis Ruilope, the blood-thinner dabigatran is shown to protect against stroke, blood clotting and major bleeding as effectively as ...

Sep 29, 2009
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