Extended betrixaban in the medically ill: a comparison of fatal or irreversible events with standard treatment

Join Dr Alexander Cohen for a discussion of his study: Comparison of fatal or irreversible events with extended‐duration betrixaban versus standard dose enoxaparin in acutely ill medical patients: an APEX trial substudy

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Patients who are hospitalised for acute medical illnesses are at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism. Betrixaban recently became the first NOAC to receive approval for extended-duration thromboprophylaxis after hospital discharge in this patient population. In this journal club, we take a look at the most recent post-hoc analysis to emerge from the APEX trial, which considers the impact of betrixaban on fatal or irreversible ischemic or bleeding events compared with standard-duration enoxaparin.

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