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BACKGROUND Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) often require temporary interruption of warfarin for an elective operation or invasive procedure. However, the safety and efficacy of periprocedural bridging anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin (UH) or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) are still unclear. We evaluated the safety of periprocedural(More)
BACKGROUND Use of uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) during ablation of atrial fibrillation is superior to bridging with heparin. Few studies evaluated the use of uninterrupted new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) during ablation of atrial fibrillation. These studies are relatively small in size and mostly underpowered to show differences in the(More)
Background. Appropriate vancomycin dosing is important to ensure adequate bac-tericidal activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a CPOE on the achievement of early therapeutic vancomycin trough levels and clinical outcomes among adult patients admitted to surgical/medical wards and critical care units at the University of Arkansas(More)
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