Debate: Are new anticoagulants a safe and reasonable alternative to low molecular weight heparins?

 

During the 9th ICTHIC Dr. Büller and Dr. Noble were challenged to discuss their point of view about whether the new anticoagulants are a safe and reasonable alternative to low molecular weight heparins. 

The sizzling debate ended with Dr. Noble rapping his reasons. They both agree that new anticoagulants are a reasonable alternative to LWMH, but in selected cases only. Each patient shall be evaluated as a single case.

"DOACs will be fine in cancer
so long as you
Check their kidneys, liver and platelets are doing, what they’re meant to do
Avoid in GI cancers
Avoid in urothelial
Ensure when chemo given
They’re interaction free ya’ll"

Each patients is different
Each with value and preferences
So embrace individuality
And think beyond the references"

You can read their presentations here:

YES. HR Büller

NO  S Noble

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