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Model of Zhu et al for Determining a Patient's Daily Dose Requirement for Warfarin

Purpose:

To determine a patient's total oral daily dose of warfarin using the model of Zhu et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Vascular Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Medicine

Objective:

dosage calculations

ICD-10:

I74, I81, I82, O88, T79.0, T79.1

Description:

Zhu et al developed a model for predicting the total daily dose of  warfarin based on the patient's physical and genotypic features. This can control for a number of factors affecting the variability in dose. The authors are from the University of Louisville, Luminex Molecular Diagnostics and PGXL Laboratories.

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