Thursday
Sep212017

SPARCtool updated to version 8.2 

version 8.2 release notes (Sept 2017)

www.sparctool.com 

SPARCtool

  • Removed the US-specific edoxaban renal warnings as monographs differ on this worldwide. Replaced it with the same renal function warning as other NOACs, which is consistent with all edoxaban monographs.
  • Added “Text for EMR” box for be cut-and-paste into EMR. Thank you, Mark McConnell, for this suggestion.

SPARCmobile

  • Removed the US-specific edoxaban renal warnings as monographs differ on this worldwide. Replaced it with the same renal function warning as other NOACs, which is consistent with all edoxaban monographs.
  • added an estimate for “Patient’s annual risk of stroke or TIA with no therapy if they did NOT have AF (for comparison):” based on Mitchell LB, Southern DA, Galbraith D, et al. Prediction of stroke or TIA in patients without atrial fibrillation using CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores. Heart. 2014;100(19):1524–1530. doi:10.1136/heartjnl–2013–305303. CHA2DS2-VASc preducts stroke in non-AF patients simiarly well to AF patients. The risk estimates are much lower for non-AF patients, of course. This is added to SPARCtool based on feedback that it is valuable for patients to see how much higher their stroke risk is because of AF vs. without it.