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[Administration of idarucizumab in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage under dabigatran-therapy]

BERECZKI Dániel Jr.1,2, SZILÁGYI Géza1, KAKUK Ilona1, SZAKÁCS ZOLTÁN1, MAY Zsolt1

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Clinical Neuroscience - 2017;70(09-10)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18071/isz.70.0349

[Introduction - Among antidotes in development for reversal of novel oral anticoagulants, dabigatran-specific idarucizumab was the first one to reach the market. Case presentation - We present the first Hungarian case of intracerebral hemorrhage under treatment with dabigatran, where idarucizumab was administered to suspend anticoagulation. Discussion - Our report is concordant with prior publications, confirming the efficacy of the antidote in reversing the effect of dabigatran, and thus, preventing intracerebral hematoma progression in the acute phase. Conclusion - Since there is no proven alternative to idarucizumab, conducting randomized clinical trials would be unethical. Therefore, besides case reports, positive results of prospective studies could help us revise therapeutic guidelines, and thus, improve the prognosis of dabigatran-associated intracerebral hemorrhages.]

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  1. Magyar Honvédség Egészségügyi Központ, Neurológiai Osztály, Budapest
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem, Szentágothai János Idegtudományi Doktori Iskola, Budapest

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