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Singapore Med J. 2005 Aug;46(8):407-13.

ReoPro Observational Registry (RAPOR): insights from the multicentre use of abciximab in Asia.

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Cardiac Department, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074. doctorpoh@yahoo.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The pattern of use of abciximab in real-life clinical patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in 11 high-volume centres in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, India, Pakistan and Korea was prospectively examined.

METHODS:

These centres enrolled 224 consecutive patients over eight months to receive abciximab during PCI for the study. The cohort consisted of 82.1 percent males, with mean age of 55 (+/- 11) years and mean weight of 67 (+/- 17) kg.

RESULTS:

The use of abciximab during PCI ranged between 6.2 percent and 21.6 percent. The indications for the use of abciximab were: acute coronary syndromes (34.3 percent), complex coronary lesions (17.9 percent) and multivessel PCI (17.7 percent). Based on a risk scoring system devised for this registry, majority (60.0 percent) of the patients was considered high risk when abciximab was used. Among the patients enrolled, 36.6 percent received abciximab as a "bail-out". The overall in-hospital ischaemic event rates were low at 4.0 percent. The complication rates included major bleeding 0.7 percent, thrombocytopenia 2.7 percent and need for blood transfusion 2.8 percent. There was a trend towards a higher incidence of in-hospital non-Q myocardial infarction in the "bail-out" group (2.1 percent versus 7.3 percent, p-value equals 0.07).

CONCLUSION:

Abxicimab was uncommonly used among patients (9.4 percent) undergoing PCI in this Asian region, with the operators reserving it mainly for high-risk patients.

PMID:
16049611
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