Saturday, June 21, 2008

Computers Dosing Coumadin

Dosing Coumadin (or warfarin) can be a perplexing challenge. Dosing to get that ideal INR can be very difficult because every patient is different. Well, researchers in the UK have been testing the effectiveness of some computer-based dosing programs. Once again, technology comes through to improve patient care. Want to read more? Check out the article in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

I'm sure there are other companies developing dosing algorithms and other types of software to simplify Coumadin administration. If this sounds interesting, then you may want to dig around and find some of these companies.


  1. Thats a very interesting concept. Enough advances seem to be occuring in 'routine' problems like anticoagulation that makes it exciting.

  2. Now combine that with Genotyping and you have got yourself something!