Antiplatelet drug

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Antiplatelet drug

Drug that inhibits platelets from aggregating to form a plug. They are used to prevent clotting and alter the natural course of atherosclerosis.
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Nevertheless, patients with platelet aggregation inhibitor treatment have an increased risk of bleeding and temporary suspension might be required previous to surgery or other endovascular procedures.
The Critical Leg Ischemia Prevention Study Group (CLIPS) is the first to conduct a multi-center, randomized controlled trial on the prophylactic effect of platelet aggregation inhibitor agents, focusing exclusively on patients with PAD (44).
A recent study of 1,062 older adults suggests that those who used aspirin or other platelet aggregation inhibitor drugs that help prevent blood clotting had a significantly increased risk for small bleeds in the brain--a problem that has been associated with cognitive decline and dementia.
Only 28% of all patients in the trial, sponsored by Ortho Biotech Clinical Affairs, were on a platelet aggregation inhibitor such as aspirin.
BACKGROUND Clopidogrel is a platelet aggregation inhibitor that is slightly more effective than aspirin in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events in individuals with preexisting cardiovascular disease (0.
1 Market Share (%) for the Leading Products in the Platelet Aggregation Inhibitor Market, 2008
Plavix (clopidogrel), a platelet aggregation inhibitor, is BMS' largest selling product and continues to make substantial year-on-year sales growth.
In the long term, Eli Lilly owns a robust late-stage drug pipeline including Arxxant for diabetic retinopathy and Prasugrel, a platelet aggregation inhibitor in the same mechanistic class as Plavix (Bristol-Myers Squibb;BMY/Sanofi-Aventis;SNY) for cardiovascular disease.
There is a distinct medical need for a platelet aggregation inhibitor that is rapidly reversible and that could potentially reduce complications arising from surgeries such as coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacements," stated Christy L.
These included aspirin and carbasalate calcium-called platelet aggregation inhibitors because they prevent the accumulation of platelets that form blood clots.
Disintegrins from shake venoms have attracted interest in recent years, due to their clinical potential as platelet aggregation inhibitors in the thrombotic events that are frequently involved in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (Markland 1998).
This tender is divided into lots: the first part is obtained platelet aggregation inhibitors (B01AC), the second part sourced enzymes (B01AD), the third part is obtained antifibrinolE-E-tilisi substances (B02A), the fourth part is obtained glE-tserE-E-ltrinitrti (C01DA02), the fifth part sourced from beta-blockers (C07), and the sixth section procured protamine (V03AB14).

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