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1) Welcome to an #accredited #tweetorial on a unique emerging (in Ph3 now) option for specifically reversing the #antiplatelet effects of #ticagrelor: it's #bentracimab. Expert faculty is antithrombotic agent reversal guru @md_pollack of @UMMCnews, working to create #AHealthierMS
2) This program is intended for #healthcare professionals and is supported by an educational grant from PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals. Faculty disclosures are listed at, and prior programs are available for 🆓CE/#CME credit at
3) It is an unfortunate fact of life that one cannot prescribe #anticoagulant or #antiplatelet (together, #antithrombotic) therapy without increasing a patient's #bleedingrisk. That is why it should be an individualized risk:benefit decision, ideally . . .
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It took a while to digest the details of over 600 pages, but here is my review and comparative analysis of the #ACTT2 trial that compared #baricitinib vs. #placebo among patients receiving #remdesivir for #COVID19!

Some very interesting insights, I think!

Sit briefly and enjoy!
Will be mainly comparing #ACTT2 to #ACTT1, but also will get some insights and questions that come up when comparing #ACTT2 to the #dexamethasone #RecoveryTrial
The idea of using #baricitinib (aka Bari) for #COVID19 is in this commentary in .@TheLancet from Feb. when Peter Richardson & Co working .@benevolent_ai .@ucl searched drugs and noted that #bari could block inflammation & viral endocytosis.

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Lots of colleagues & friends remain sore after the #FauciLeak on the interim #ACTT trial analysis that compared #remdesivir to placebo in patients hospitalized with severe #COVID19 2 days ago.

My thoughts on the events as a #clinicaltrials and #DSMB doctor—thread 1/10
Data Safety Monitoring Boards (#DSMB) are independent groups of doctors & statisticians that analyze unblinded data in clinical trials, key to assure safety of patients enrolled, think about it as a safety satellite or control tower for the blinded investigators & patients.
#DSMBs have an instruction set (charter) agreed on before the #trial starts, includes prespecified statistical analyses (very low p-values) and thresholds that would trigger stopping a trial early for efficacy (big beneficial effect), toxicity (harms), futility (wasting our time)
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