Sebastian M. Schellong

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BACKGROUND A fixed-dose regimen of rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, has been shown to be as effective as standard anticoagulant therapy for the treatment of deep-vein thrombosis, without the need for laboratory monitoring. This approach may also simplify the treatment of pulmonary embolism. METHODS In a randomized, open-label, event-driven,(More)
BACKGROUND Whether the oral factor Xa inhibitor edoxaban can be an alternative to warfarin in patients with venous thromboembolism is unclear. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind, noninferiority study, we randomly assigned patients with acute venous thromboembolism, who had initially received heparin, to receive edoxaban at a dose of 60 mg once daily,(More)
BACKGROUND Dabigatran and warfarin have been compared for the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in a previous trial. We undertook this study to extend those findings. METHODS AND RESULTS In a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy trial of 2589 patients with acute VTE treated with low-molecular-weight or unfractionated heparin for 5 to 11(More)
BACKGROUND Dabigatran, which is administered in a fixed dose and does not require laboratory monitoring, may be suitable for extended treatment of venous thromboembolism. METHODS In two double-blind, randomized trials, we compared dabigatran at a dose of 150 mg twice daily with warfarin (active-control study) or with placebo (placebo-control study) in(More)
We performed a randomized dose-ranging study, double-blind for rivaroxaban doses and open-label for the comparator (low-molecular-weight heparin followed by vitamin K antagonists) to assess the optimal dose of rivaroxaban for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis. A total of 543 patients with acute deep-venous thrombosis received rivaroxaban 20, 30, or 40(More)
BACKGROUND The role of fibrinolytic therapy in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism is controversial. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind trial, we compared tenecteplase plus heparin with placebo plus heparin in normotensive patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism. Eligible patients had right ventricular dysfunction on(More)
BACKGROUND An effective and safe oral anticoagulant that needs no monitoring for dose adjustment is urgently needed for the treatment of diseases that require long-term anticoagulation. Rivaroxaban (BAY 59-7939) is an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor currently under clinical development. METHODS AND RESULTS This randomized, parallel-group phase II trial in(More)
BACKGROUND Extended-duration low-molecular-weight heparin has been shown to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in high-risk surgical patients. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of extended-duration enoxaparin thromboprophylaxis in acutely ill medical patients. DESIGN Randomized, parallel, placebo-controlled trial. Randomization was(More)
Patients with metabolic syndrome represent a group with extensive cardiovascular risk factors for the development of atherosclerosis, which may be preceded by an impairment of endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction is characterized by a reduced availability of bioactive nitric oxide, the principal mediator of endothelium-dependent vasodilation. In(More)
UNLABELLED Dabigatran, an oral, reversible direct factor IIa inhibitor, is approved in Europe for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after elective hip and knee replacement. In contrast to vitamin K antagonists, a routine coagulation monitoring during the treatment with dabigatran etexilate is not(More)