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Prospective Evaluation of an Extended Interval of INR Follow-up in a VA Anticoagulation Service

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02392104
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 18, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carla Staresinic, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility, safety, and acceptability of implementing an extended interval of INR follow-up in Veterans on a stable dose of warfarin in the Anticoagulation Clinic at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.

All participants will be provided usual care from the anticoagulation clinic, except for the interval between INRs. If the participant continues to be on a stable dose of warfarin and the INRs are within the goal range of 2-3 (including lab variation), follow-up visits will be scheduled following an extended interval protocol. Patient satisfaction will be evaluated at various points throughout the study. Additionally provider satisfaction, confidence, and knowledge of the extended interval protocol will be analyzed. Bleeding and thromboembolic events will be evaluated to ensure the safety of an extended follow-up interval.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anticoagulation Drug: Warfarin Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 51 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Evaluation of an Extended Interval of INR Follow-up in a VA Anticoagulation Service
Actual Study Start Date : March 27, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 25, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 25, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Blood Thinners

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention Arm
All patients in the study will be in the intervention arm.
Drug: Warfarin
If the patient's INRs stay within goal range, their interval of INR follow-up will be extended based on a protocol to a maximum of 12 weeks.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rates of participant accrual [ Time Frame: up to 2.25 years ]
    Number of participants who enroll vs. number of individuals invited


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in frequency of appointments from baseline to end of study [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
  2. Bleeding and thromboembolic events from baseline [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ]
  3. Time in therapeutic range from baseline [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ]
  4. Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Frequency and type of protocol deviations from both participants and study staff [ Time Frame: Up to 2.25 years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • requirement for indefinite warfarin therapy
  • target INR of 2-3
  • stable weekly warfarin dose for the past 6 months (not more than a single, one-time adjustment (boost/omission) in the past 6 months, planned interruption for a procedure or surgery with INR(s) out of range in the past 6 months would not exclude a patient)
  • a patient of the Madison VA anticoagulation clinic for the previous 12 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • consistently drink ≥4 alcoholic beverages/day or a documented episode of alcohol binging in the past 6 months
  • diagnosis of cancer and on active chemotherapy/radiotherapy in the past 3 months
  • life expectancy of < 1 year
  • enrolled in other investigational drug protocols
  • only receiving anticoagulation care at the Madison VA for part of the year (e.g. snowbirds)
  • receiving visiting nurse services for INR monitoring
  • thrombocytopenia (<100K) within past 12 months
  • history of bleeding or thromboembolism requiring medical intervention within past 6 months
  • treatment for active liver disease (e.g. hepatitis)
  • diagnosis or documentation in EMR suggesting cognitive impairment
  • activated power of attorney
  • inability to provide informed consent
  • non-English speaking
  • unstable mental health disorder that impairs judgment
  • history of non-adherence to anticoagulation clinic policies and procedures (i.e. missed appointments, self-adjustment of warfarin dose, nonadherence, etc.).

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Sponsors and Collaborators
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Carla Staresinic, PharmD, BCACP William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

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Responsible Party: Carla Staresinic, Manager, Anticoagulation Services, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02392104     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2014-1296
First Posted: March 18, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Keywords provided by Carla Staresinic, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital:
International Normalized Ratio
Warfarin
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Warfarin
Anticoagulants