Dose-escalation study of rivaroxaban (BAY 59-7939)--an oral, direct Factor Xa inhibitor--for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing total hip replacement.

INTRODUCTION Rivaroxaban (BAY 59-7939) is a novel, oral, direct Factor Xa inhibitor in clinical development for the prevention of thromboembolic disorders. The aim of this study was to demonstrate proof-of-principle for rivaroxaban. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was an open-label, dose-escalation study to assess the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban… CONTINUE READING