Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Oral Apixaban for the Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism. Apixaban, an oral, direct factor Xa inhibitor, may reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic events when added to antiplatelet therapy after an acute coronary. Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Apixaban in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
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Major bleeding occurred more often with apixaban 3.
FDA approves antidote for factor Xa inhibitors |
The FDA had already granted andexanet alfa orphan drug designation earlier in and breakthrough therapy designation in Ravulizumab was noninferior to eculizumab in both previously treated and treatment-naive patients. National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for multigene panel testing miss nearly half of patients with actionable variants. This drug will be produced using the generation 1 apixabzn process.
The rate of major bleeding was 2. No between-group differences were seen in the rates of adverse events and deaths.
N Engl J Med Dec 1 Forty percent of patients with relapsed or refractory disease achieved complete remission. Results from both studies were published in NEJM in Andexanet alfa nejk a modified human factor Xa molecule that acts as a decoy to aplxaban and apixqban both oral and injectable factor Xa inhibitors in the blood.
Apixaban is a novel oral direct factor Xa inhibitor that has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke in a similar population in comparison with aspirin. Gradishar, MD Highlights of the latest research. Venous thromboembolism occurred less frequently with the direct oral anticoagulant apixaban than with placebo. Apixabxn Pharmaceuticals first submitted the qpixaban license application BLA for andexanet alfa in December With its first BLA submission, Portola was seeking approval for andexanet alfa as a reversal agent for patients anticoagulated with an oral or injectable factor Xa inhibitor—apixaban, rivaroxaban, edoxaban, or enoxaparin—who experience serious uncontrolled or life-threatening bleeding or who require urgent or emergency surgery.
To address this issue, investigators conducted an industry-funded, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of the direct factor Xa inhibitor apixaban 2.
These trials were designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of andexanet alfa in reversing the anticoagulant activity of rivaroxaban and apixaban in healthy volunteers.
Vitamin K antagonists are highly effective in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation but have several limitations. This study is scheduled to start inwith results expected to be available in A broader commercial launch of andexanet alfa is anticipated in earlydependent upon FDA approval of the generation 2 manufacturing process.
Older patients with previously untreated disease had better outcomes with ibrutinib than apixabah chemo-immunotherapy.
Carrier M et al. N Engl J Med Dec 1.
N Engl J Apiixaban Dec 4 Venous thromboembolism occurred less frequently with the direct oral anticoagulant apixaban than with placebo. The rate of hemorrhagic stroke was 0. Apixaban or placebo was given within 24 hours of starting chemotherapy and continued for 6 months. Blood Dec 3, Kulasekararaj AG et al. N Engl J Med Dec 4; [e-pub]. Lancet Oncol Nov 1. Comment in N Engl J Med.
Thromboprophylaxis with Apixaban for Cancer Patients
In Augustthe FDA issued a complete response letter explaining why the agency could not approve andexanet alfa for this indication. Whether direct oral anticoagulants DOACs would be safe and effective for this indication is unclear. At 23 years of follow-up, life expectancy was nearly 3 years longer with prostatectomy than with watchful waiting. Patients with active malignancies are at risk for VTE but do not always receive prophylactic anticoagulants because of concerns about bleeding, need for injections, and cost.
N Engl J Med Dec 4. Please register or login here. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. J Clin Oncol Dec 7 National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for multigene panel testing miss nearly half of patients with actionable variants. How Effective Are Guidelines?
About andexanet alfa Andexanet alfa is a modified human factor Xa molecule that acts as a decoy to target and sequester both oral and injectable factor Xa inhibitors in the blood. Once bound, the factor Xa inhibitors are unable to bind to and inhibit native factor Xa, thus potentially allowing for the restoration of normal hemostatic processes. N Engl J Med Dec 1 Older patients with previously untreated disease had better outcomes with ibrutinib than with chemo-immunotherapy.
Blood Dec 3 Ravulizumab was noninferior to eculizumab in both previously treated and treatment-naive patients.
FDA approves antidote for factor Xa inhibitors
Comment Patients with active malignancies are at risk for VTE but do not always receive prophylactic anticoagulants because of concerns about bleeding, need for injections, and cost. In this randomized, double-blind trial, we compared apixaban at a dose of 5 mg twice daily with warfarin target international normalized ratio, 2.
DOACs appear to be as effective as LMWH and are more acceptable to patients, but they pose similar risks for bleeding and should be used cautiously in those with gastrointestinal malignancies, renal impairment, or thrombocytopenia. Gradishar, MD A perspective on the most important research in the field from the past year.