Apenteng NP, Murray ET, Holder R, Hobbs FDR, Fitzmaurice DA "An international longitudinal registry of patients with atrial fibrillation at risk of stroke (GARFIELD): the UK protocol" BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013, 13:31. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-13-31 URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2261/13/31
Tullett J, Murray E, Nichols L, Holder R, Lester W, Rose P, Hobbs FDR, Fitzmaurice DA "Trial Protocol: A randomised controlled trial of extended anticoagulation treatment versus routine anticoagulation treatment for the prevention of recurrent VTE and post thrombotic syndrome in patients being treated for a first episode of unprovoked VTE (The ExACT Study)" BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013, 13:16. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-13-16
Kitchen DP, Kitchen S, Jennings I, Woods T, Fitzmaurice DA, Murray E, Walker I . "Point of Care INR testing devices: performance of the Roche CoaguChek XS and XS Plus in the UK NEQAS BC external quality assessment programme for healthcare professionals: four years’ experience". J Clin Pathol doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2012-201049
McCahon D, Murray ET, Murray K et al. "Does self-management of oral anticoagulation therapy improve quality of life and anxiety?" Family Practice 2011 Volume: 28 Issue: 2 Pages: 134-140
Fitzmaurice DA, Murray ET, Hobbs FDR. "ExACT: Extended anticoagulation treatment for VTE: a randomised trial". Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis Volume: 31 Issue: 3 Special Issue: SI Pages: 399-399
Fitzmaurice DA, Rose PE, Murray ET. "Are new oral anticoagulants set to transfer provision of anticoagulation to primary care?" Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal 2009; 2:34-37.
Mant J, Hobbs FDR, Fletcher K, Roalfe A, Fitzmaurice DA, Lip GYH, Murray ET."Warfarin versus aspirin for stroke prevention in an elderly population with atrial fibrillation (the Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation treatment of the Aged Study, BAFTA): a randomized controlled trial." Lancet 2007;370:493-503
Mant J, Fitzmaurice DA, Hobbs FDR, Jowett S, Murray ET, Holder R, Davies M, Lip GHY. "Accuracy of diagnosing atrial fibrillation on electrocardiogram by primary care practitioners and interpretative diagnostic software: analysis of data from screening for atrial fibrillation in the elderly (SAFE) trial". BMJ 2007;335: 380-383, doi:10.1136/bmj.39227.551713.AE (published 29 June 2007)
Fitzmaurice DA, Hobbs FDR, Jowett J, Mant J, Murray ET, Holder R, Raftery JP, Bryan S, Davies M, Lip GYH, Allan TF. "Screening versus routine practice in detection of atrial fibrillation in patients aged 65 or over: cluster randomised controlled trial." BMJ 2007;335:383, doi:10.1136 / bmj.39280.660567.55 (published 2 August 2007)
McCahon D, Murray ET, Jowett S, Sandhar HS, Holder, RL Hussain, S, O'Donoghue B, Fitzmaurice DA. "Patient self management of oral anticoagulation in routine care in the UK." J Clin Pathol 2007;60:1263-1267
“External quality assessment (EQA) should be an inherent component of patient self-management (PSM) of oral anticoagulation.”
A recent study: Quality assurance for oral anticoagulation self management QAASM: a cluster randomised trial, has yielded results indicating patients are able to undertake a formal EQA scheme and perform more reliably at home independently. The paper is an online accepted article of the British Journal of Thrombosis and Haematosis, click here to read more...
"Patient self-monitoring is as effective as good quality specialised anticoagulation clinics in maintaining the quality of anticoagulation therapy." Health Technology Assessment 2007; Vol 11: number 38
The National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA) produces independent research about the effectiveness of different healthcare treatments and tests for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS. A systematic review and economic modelling of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different models of managing long-term oral anticoagulation therapy was recently published, it concludes 'For selected and successfully trained patients, self-monitoring is effective and safe for long term oral anticoagulation therapy.'
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