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Increase kidney function monitoring if INR exceeds 4.0

Traquair H et al. biennial summit of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America 2018, Poster 79.

Key clinical point: More frequent monitoring of kidney function might be considered for patients on warfarin with an INR of 4.0 or greater.

Major finding: Among patients with warfarin anticoagulation, 13% had an acute kidney injury.

Study details: A retrospective study of 292 patients with an INR of 4.0 or greater who were treated between 2007 and 2017.

Disclosures: Dr. Traquair reported having no financial disclosures.

Source: Traquair H et al. THSNA 2018, Poster 79.

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Traquair H et al. biennial summit of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America 2018, Poster 79.

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