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New anticoagulant gets mixed results

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7620.586 (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:586

Idraparinux is a new anticoagulant that inhibits activated factor X. It has a long half life and can be given just once a week, by subcutaneous injection. But is it as good as standard anticoagulants at preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism? …

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