September 2015 Cheat Sheet

George announces his latest publication in Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis.

George posted his abstract, Stable Dabigatran Levels in Anticoagulation Clinic Patients: An Unexpected Finding.

Lovenox may cause urinary tract bleeding.

George asks about the relative clinical value for the PTT versus the chromogenic anti-Xa heparin assay in measuring unfractionated heparin therapy.

In following up a case, George asks about transplant surgery for a patient who has a heterozygous FVL mutation.

Dr. Favaloro weighs in on the discussion of anti-Xa numenclature.

Angela Phillips requests a list of medications that contain aspirin, George provided a list from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Sheila Minor asks about the necessity for normalizing DRVVT ratios, as recommended by CLSI and ISTH. George cites a 2013 article that implies there is nothing to be gained by normalization.