Recommendations from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists on imaging for acute ankle trauma, lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism and acute low back pain.
For health professionals
(Health professional publication)
13 Mar2014 –
The vitamin K antagonist warfarin can be used for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The newer oral anticoagulants dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban are all PBS subsidised for the prevention of VTE in patients undergoing total hip replacement or total knee replacement. Rivaroxaban is also PBS subsidised for treatment of acute symptomatic deep vein thrombosis without symptomatic pulmonary embolism and prevention of recurrent VTE. Read about the place in therapy of these medicines.
19 Jul2013 –
Rivaroxaban is used to stop blood clots forming after some kinds of surgery, and can prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation. It can also treat existing blood clots. Find out more.