Kerri D. Martinez

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INTRODUCTION Avoiding intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) during warfarin therapy is critical but little is known about factors that affect warfarin-related ICH outcomes. We aimed to define the impact of warfarin on ICH incidence rates and to identify baseline clinical characteristics of patients who experienced ICH and factors associated with fatal ICH. (More)
Purpose To describe and compare warfarin therapy use and outcomes between warfarin-receiving patients in hospice or palliative care (HPC) and not in HPC. Methods This retrospective, matched analysis examined warfarin-receiving patients who did (study cohort) and did not receive (control cohort) HPC services between 2002 and 2005. The matched cohorts were(More)
BACKGROUND Whether and when to resume oral anticoagulant therapy for patients who survive warfarin-related intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) remains a dilemma lacking consensus recommendations and high-quality evidence to guide clinical decision making. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidences of recurrent ICH, thrombosis, and death in relation to resumption or(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) guidelines for treatment of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) has not been formally assessed in the United States, specifically in the subset of patients with renal impairment. OBJECTIVE Evaluate adherence to CHEST VTE treatment guidelines. METHODS This retrospective cohort study(More)
BACKGROUND When interacting medications, such as doxycycline, are initiated during warfarin therapy, one method to correct for non-therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) is adjusting the warfarin dose, if necessary. Another approach is preemptive warfarin dose adjustment. This study's objective was to evaluate the utility of preemptive warfarin(More)
Typically, the international normalized ratio (INR) is monitored and warfarin dose adjusted, if necessary, to correct non-therapeutic INR after interacting medications, like prednisone, are initiated during warfarin therapy. Preemptively adjusting the warfarin dose is another approach. To evaluate the utility of preemptive warfarin dosage adjustment for(More)
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