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Anticoagulants de type antivitamines K : effets délétères potentiels chez les patients avec une IRC

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 330, p. 462-465
Publication date2012

As chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a contraindication to the use of the new anticoagulants, the vitamin K antagonists (VKA) are still valid in patients with CKD, though their use may be harmful. During overanticoagulation, some patients can develop acute kidney injury (AKI), especially those with CKD, by obstruction of the renal tubules and Bowman's spaces by erythrocytes. In addition, VKA increase atherogenesis through vitamin K deficiency, which is essential for the carboxylation of proteins that inhibit calcification of vessels. Eventually, hemodialysed patients under VKA have an increased risk of stroke, especially those over 75 years of age. Therefore anticoagulation with VKA in patients with CKD should be carefully implemented and its monitoring more frequent than in non-CKD patients.

  • 4-Hydroxycoumarins/adverse effects/therapeutic use
  • Acute Kidney Injury/chemically induced/epidemiology
  • Anticoagulants/adverse effects/therapeutic use
  • Atherosclerosis/chemically induced/epidemiology
  • Blood Coagulation Disorders/complications/drug therapy/epidemiology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders/chemically induced/epidemiology
  • Coumarins/adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Indenes/adverse effects/therapeutic use
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic/chemically induced/complications/epidemiology
  • Vitamin K/adverse effects/antagonists & inhibitors/therapeutic use
  • Warfarin/adverse effects
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PHAM, Truong-Thanh, SAUDAN, Patrick. Anticoagulants de type antivitamines K : effets délétères potentiels chez les patients avec une IRC. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 330, p. 462–465.
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