Ginkgo and Warfarin Interaction in a Large Veterans Administration Population

@article{Stoddard2015GinkgoAW,
  title={Ginkgo and Warfarin Interaction in a Large Veterans Administration Population},
  author={Gregory J. Stoddard and Melissa Archer and Laura Shane-McWhorter and Bruce E. Bray and Doug Redd and Joshua Proulx and Qing Zeng-Treitler},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2015},
  volume={2015},
  pages={
          1174-83
        }
}
Ginkgo biloba is a widely used herbal product that could potentially have a severe interaction with warfarin, which is the most frequently prescribed anticoagulant agent in North America. Literature, however, provides conflicting evidence on the presence and severity of the interaction. In this study, we developed text processing methods to extract the ginkgo usage and combined it with prescription data on warfarin from a very large clinical data respository. Our statistical analysis suggests… CONTINUE READING
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