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The study is a national multicenter prospective observational study, including 200 patients. The main purpose of this study is to explore in more detail the influence of genetic variability (CYP enzymes and vitamin K dependent proteins) and dietary vitamin K status on warfarin dosing, clinical effect and adverse events with emphasis on the initial phase of treatment. The hypothesis is that genetic variability concerning CYP enzymes and vitamin K dependent proteins predict dosing and adverse events during warfarin treatment. The main aim is to individualize warfarin therapy and establish a treatment algorithm based on genotype and dietary vitamin K status to make the anticoagulation therapy with warfarin more secure.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Blood specimens (whole blood, serum, plasma)
Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:54-0400
The study objectives are described below: 1. Obtain matched serum, plasma [(K2 EDTA, Sodium Heparin (NaH), Lithium Heparin (LiH)] and urine specimens collected from a minimum of 50...
This is a cross-sectional study including patients with permanent atrial fibrillation. Assessment will include: - clinic blood pressure measurements (mercury sphygmomanometer and autom...
Comparison of Effectiveness of Ranolazine Plus Metoprolol Combination vs. FlecainidE pluS Metoprolol Combination in ATrial Fibrillation Recurrences FOllowing PhaRmacological or Electrical CardioverSion of AtRial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice with a prevalence reaching 5% in patients older than 65 years and an incidence that increases progressively with...
This is a sigle-center, prospective study to evaluate the role of D-Dimer testing in patients with atrial fibrillation receiving Dabigatran or warfarin anticoagulation therapy.
This study collects specimens from volunteers for use in studies by NIAID's Vaccine Research Center. A number of different types of specimens or samples can be collected, including blood,...
The primary aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of automated oscillometry (AO) in outpatients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The secondary aim was to explore whether AO accuracy is influenced...
Atrial fibrillation and hypertension are often coexistent. Their incidence increases with advancing age and they are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. The relation between theses 2...
Current evidence suggests that a higher red blood cell distribution width (RDW) may be associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) development. Given that some controversial results hav...
To quantify the hemodynamic characteristics of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Plasma and serum are often used interchangeably for therapeutic drug monitoring purposes, and concentrations of some drugs are reported to be lower in serum than plasma when collected into blood colle...
Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).
The urea concentration of the blood stated in terms of nitrogen content. Serum (plasma) urea nitrogen is approximately 12% higher than blood urea nitrogen concentration because of the greater protein content of red blood cells. Increases in blood or serum urea nitrogen are referred to as azotemia and may have prerenal, renal, or postrenal causes. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
Any liquid used to replace blood plasma, usually a saline solution, often with serum albumins, dextrans or other preparations. These substances do not enhance the oxygen- carrying capacity of blood, but merely replace the volume. They are also used to treat dehydration.
The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.
Long-term changes in the electrophysiological parameters and/or anatomical structures of the HEART ATRIA that result from prolonged changes in atrial rate, often associated with ATRIAL FIBRILLATION or long periods of intense EXERCISE.
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...