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Optimal loading dose of warfarin for the initiation of oral anticoagulation.

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BACKGROUND: Warfarin is used as an oral anticoagulant. However, there is wide variation in patient response to warfarin dose. This variation, as well as the necessity of keeping within a narrow therapeutic range, means that selection of the correct warfarin dose at the outset of treatment is not straightforward. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of different initiation doses of warfarin in terms of time in-range, time to INR in-range and effect on serious adverse events. SEARCH METHODS...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
12
Issue:
12
Pages:
CD008685
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
Source identifiers:
367707
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English
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2013-11-16

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