Home monitoring of warfarin therapy in children with a whole blood prothrombin time monitor.

@article{Massicotte1995HomeMO,
  title={Home monitoring of warfarin therapy in children with a whole blood prothrombin time monitor.},
  author={Patricia Massicotte and Velma Marzinotto and Patricia Vegh and Mark Adams and Maureen Andrew},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={389-94}
}
We prospectively evaluated a capillary whole blood prothrombin time (PT) monitor (Biotrack, Ciba Corning) in an outpatient pediatric anticoagulation clinic (40 clinic patients) and in age-matched healthy subjects (30 control subjects). Subsequently, 23 children requiring warfarin therapy were placed on a home program (home patients) using the PT monitor; their parents were trained and the results followed by clinic staff. The PT results were reported as internationalized normalized ratios (INRs… CONTINUE READING

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