XARELTO: Side effects, ratings, and patient comments #xarelto #prescriptions, #reviews, #rankings,

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Drug Ratings for XARELTO

Joint pain, itching, hoarseness

I was prescribed Xarelto after an ankle fusion to prevent clots (run in the family, no movement in leg for 3 months). I’m really disappointed with the extra joint pain, when I just had surgery to correct the pain I am having from severe osteo-arthritis. Overall, I guess the medicine is effective, does its job, but the side effects suck. Period.

I was put on Xarelto for provoked blood clots in my leg that went to my lungs. I just had my 1 month checkup and Dr. said the clots look good. So the drug worked on that. But let me tell you the hell I went through. 3 weeks of the worst joint pain I have ever had. I could only walk if I had to. And my knees would not bend. My knees bend about 90 degrees now but being unable to walk for three weeks left me with a lot of muscle lose. I can walk with a cane and the muscles are getting stronger but please don’t put yourself through this. If you feel joint pain talk to your doctor and try something else. You should know in a day or two.

Uncontrollable jerking, drop in BP, general feeling of illness.

Research shows it can cause internal bleeding for which they have no antidote as other blood thinners have. US families successful prosecution for killing family members. Stopped it for several days and felt much better. GP insists it’s okay. He is wrong.

5 weeks
25mg 1X D

hives/rash around torso, under arms, crook of elbow, lower back, thighs with intense itching, seems to make my skin extremely sensitive, can’t even have bedsheet on me. stomach feels sore, headaches, and tired feeling

am taking less and less of this drug to wean myself off w/o any bad effects, now taking every other day and soon bye-bye Xarelto

3 months
20MG 1X D

Multiple idiopathic DVT and 2 PEs

At first, the 20 mg elevated my creatinine in my blood when I had routine blood work done. I dropped down to 15 mg and levels went down to normal range.

A Godsend. Was on Coumadin for 5 years and was never therapeutic and actually had 4 more blood clots in my calves while in Coumadin in 5 years while on that rat poison. Xarelto has been great. Never had a blood on Xarelto (knock on wood) No side effects at all other than always being cold, which I had on Coumadin, as well. So thankful for this drug. No monthly (or more) testing and always therapeutic and no diet restrictions! It’s about time they made something better and less antiquated than Coumadin!

I have terrible muscle and joint aches, gained weight yet have no appetite, extreme fatigue and brain fog. Until I started taking this medication, I was an active and healthy 40 y/o however I found out I suffer from MTHFR, which is a genetic condition which causes my blood to clot, and ever since I have felt as though my body is at least 20 years older than it is. My doctor doesn’t seem to listen or care about my side effects. I’ve never been sick in my life and now I feel like I have the flu every single day.

I wish I never would’ve started this medication and have requested my doctor put me on something different however he is reluctant to do so.

clotting, factor v leiden, lupus

Bruises take a long time to heal, but what do you expect! And I don’t really cut or injure myself, so that’s not a problem.

I LOVE XARELTO. I didn’t want to go on a blood thinner at all and this option was perfect for me to get started. Coumadin, that rat poison, was off the table. Now, I did have a couple of “episodes” called TIAs while on Xarelto because I hate taking medicine and would forget to take my pill. for instance, one weekend, took it Thursday night, didn’t take it Friday night or Saturday night, then took it at 10pm Sunday night, got up Monday morning for work and at 8am had an incapacitating TIA. You definitely have to take it right. ER doctors hate this drug for some reason. My husband would tell them I take Xarelto and they’d trash the drug bc there I was proof it didn’t work. Of course when I came around I didn’t own up to not taking it properly. I’m sorry Xarelto. I did fess up with my regular doctors though. My doctors warned me about riding roller coasters, etc. but I did anyways, never had any problems. It is a great drug and like taking a placebo. No issues at all.

prevent blood clots

I think they were 15 mg. I developed a rash and itching so my doc told me to stop taking it, but the rash and itching continued and became very severe. All over legs, feet, hands and arms. Doctor was treating with prednisone and benadryl with no relief. When it spread to my back after 7 weeks (by this time I was horrible looking, red welts, itching so bad I couldn’t sleep) I went to a dermatologist who said it was from Xarelto, it has a long half life or something, gave me a huge shot of steroids and a prescription, steroid lotions and it finally went away. I will never touch this med again, I suffered.

3 days
15 mg 2X D

I took Coumadin for one year after embolisms back in 2010. The INR testing was a pain but lived to tell about it. Been on xarelto for 2 months and am miserable. Terrible joint and muscle pain, leg swelling, weights gain, insomnia! I can’t live like this so will revert to Coumadin.

Intense headaches (AND I never get headaches) intense muscle aches, intense joint pain. Pain in muscles and joints had become crippling.

I had to take Gavipentin and Norco in an attempt to stifle the pain caused by this drug, which provided some relief, but I shouldn’t have to take drugs to try to cancel out the negative effects of this drug. I have discontinued the drug and never want to go back to it. It was sheer hell of Xarelto.

2 months
30 1X D





12/10/2017

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University Rankings for PhD Students #economics #phd #rankings

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University Rankings for PhD Students Choose a university

2016-01-24 by Charikleia Tzanakou

What is the best university for ME?

This is often a question that potential PhD candidates pose to me. Unfortunately, there is not a straightforward answer. Mainly because YOU will need to decide. In order to make an informed decision, I would like to draw attention to a few issues that you might want to consider before researching in which institution you want to pursue your PhD.

Pursuing a PhD is not an easy decision, it involves 3-5 years of full-time study and you will need to invest time and money to fulfill a PhD. Firstly, you will devote a great amount of time researching a specific topic, thus it is important to make sure that you are interested passionate about this topic because it will stay with you for a long time. Thus, you might want to search PhDPortal with different keywords that will reflect your topic of choice to ensure that you have researched all available PhD programmes worldwide. Secondly, you might want to consider where you would like to live in the next 3-5 years and which PhD programme you can afford. PhDPortal provides information about higher education and living experience in different countries in Europe .

In terms of funding, you can use the ScholarshipPortal which is devoted to providing scholarship information.

In relation to university selection, you might want to have a look at the available ranking systems in order to get an overview of how universities compare to each other. There are global and national ranking systems. You will find a snapshot of the ranking systems below. If you click on the links, you would be able to compare institutions often by discipline, teaching and research quality, student experience, etc.

Global University Rankings

If you are interested in getting a feel for how ‘good’ your university is at a global level, please click on the links below. You can find information about the rankings of institutions in the past few years, and you can apply different criteria for example rankings by discipline or by location.

The World University Rankings is provided by Times Higher Education along with Thomson Reuters. This ranking system is based on 13 performance indicators and it is widely used.

QS World University Rankings. This system enables you to compare institutions by faculty, subject, region (Asia, Europe) or best student cities.

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) or Shanghai Rankings was the first global ranking system developed for universities and it provides annual information since 2003.

National ranking systems (UK)

If you are interested specifically in UK institutions. there are the following national rankings:

Complete University Guide. This system provides ranking information for UK institutions since 2008 based on criteria such as entry standards, research assessment, student satisfaction and graduate prospects. You can find out how institutions compare in different UK regions and in different disciplines.

The Guardian University Guide. The ranking scores are based on scores regarding teaching, career prospects and spending per student.

There is also the Times Good University Guide but this is not free online – you will need to purchase it online.

All these ranking systems can provide an insight into educational institutions but bare in mind that ranking systems have been criticised about the metrics they use. Although they might give you an indication of the quality of the institution, it is advisable to check and conduct research on your own especially in relation to your personal preferences about field of study, lifestyle, funding as mentioned above.

To be accepted in a university abroad you will have to prove you meet at least the minimum English speaking requirements. You can advance your English language skills by attending language schools abroad in classes that match you current English speaking level.

Good luck with your research!

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02/10/2017

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Master of Public Administration (MPA) – About This Program #public #administration

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Master of Public Administration

CSUN is California’s leading provider of MPA degrees and the nation’s third-largest provider (behind only Harvard and Columbia universities). It ranks 1st nationally in the Top 17 MPA Programs by GraduatePrograms.com. Of the nation’s top four MPA providers, only CSUN offers both online and face-to-face instruction. and has more off-campus locations than any other provider.

Working in partnership with 10 Los Angeles County agencies, eight cities and two counties outside of Los Angeles, CSUN ensures that public sector professionals possess the means to thrive in their chosen fields and to become effective agents of change at all levels of government and within their communities. Since 1985, more than 2,000 graduates have earned their MPA degrees.

This program is ideal for staff and administrators who are currently employed in the public, private or nonprofit sectors and looking to advance their careers. as well as for those seeking employment in these areas. It is also an excellent choice for professionals in other fields who are interested in transitioning to the public sector. Graduates of the program build valuable working relationships with public sector administrators, which serve them throughout their professional lives.

All of CSUN’s MPA degree programs provide a quality educational experience, including a sound theoretical foundation, practical applications and exceptional student support services.

CSUN offers concentrations in high-growth areas of the public sector field, including:

  • Health Administration
  • Nonprofit Sector Management
  • Public Sector Management and Leadership , ,

Through the Tseng College, CSUN can also bring the MPA program on-site to an employer. More information is available on the employer-contracted programs page .





30/09/2017

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Liautaud MBA (U of IL Chicago) vs Kellstadt MBA (DePaul) –

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Things to consider between Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) and Kellstadt (DePaul):

  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) is more difficult to get in. (43.6 percent vs. 45.9 percent acceptance rate)
  • Kellstadt (DePaul) has a larger full-time entering class. (28 vs. 23 students)
  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) has a lower in-state total program cost. ($47,396 USD vs. $70,560 USD)
  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) has a lower out-of-state total program cost. ($69,548 USD vs. $70,560 USD)
  • Both schools have similar summer weather.

(73.5°F)

  • Both schools have similar winter weather.

    Continue exploring this page to learn more about these business schools.

    Rankings

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    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

    DePaul University (Kellstadt) (IL)

    Average Undergrad GPA

    Tuition

    In-state Total Program Cost

    $47,396 United States dollars

    $70,560 United States dollars

    Out-of-state Total Program Cost

    $69,548 United States dollars

    $70,560 United States dollars

    Student Body

    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

    Average Work Experience

    Academics

    MBA/MMIS (Mgmt Info Sys)

    MBA Areas of Concentration

    Location/Contact

    601 South Morgan Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60607

    1 East Jackson Blvd

    Chicago, Illinois 60604

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    University of Chicago (Booth) (IL)

    University of Texas-El Paso (TX)

    University of Colorado-Boulder (Leeds) (CO)

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    29/09/2017

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    BYU grad students ranked high in top law and business school

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    BYU grad students ranked high in top law and business school categories by Princeton review

    In preparation for an anticipated flood of college graduates, the Princeton Review published “The Best 168 Law Schools” and “The Best 296 Business Schools” on Tuesday, each with 11 different ranked categories.

    Two Brigham Young University graduate programs ranked near the top of those lists.

    The Marriott School of Management ranked second for most family friendly business school, while the J. Reuben Clark Law School was third in two law-school categories — most competitive students and most conservative students.

    The University of Utah was also profiled in each book as being among the best law schools and business schools, though it was not on any of “Top 10” lists. Additionally, Weber State University was profiled among top business schools.

    “All of the rankings in both books are based completely on student survey,” Rob Franek, senior vice president and publisher for the Princeton Review, said. “It is the opinion of students at BYU, and the other hundreds of schools.”

    BYU has been a consistent top-runner among the best law and business colleges in the United States, Franek said, and those graduate schools are amongst the most powerful in the nation.

    The BYU business school has made the top five family friendly list for years.

    “It’s a ranking we’re certainly proud of,” said Robert Gardner, director of Alumni Relations. “It’s not one we are necessarily surprised by. It’s one we’ve always ranked well in with our family culture here. We love that ranking and we expect it to continue in that way.”

    Among the MBA class that will graduate in April, 76 percent are married, up from 64 in the previous class. The percentage of married students in the MBA program is usually somewhere in the mid-to-upper 60-percent range, Gardner said, so this is a high year.

    The survey questions for the family friendly category pertain to the happiness of married students, the number of kids students have and the help the school gives to students’ spouses and children.

    “We have an active MBA spouse association that makes sure spouses are well-networked and well-supported,” Gardner said. “Last month they had a family barbecue at a park near campus. They set up regular meetings. It’s activities like those that really make a difference.”

    The law school has consistently ranked high on the most-competitive and most-conservative lists, sitting in the top four on each since 2008.

    For the most-conservative students category, known in past years as “students lean to the right,” surveyed students were asked if there was a prevailing political bent at the school and how they would categorize themselves, Franek said.

    The answers students can choose from are: very liberal, liberal, middle of the road, somewhat conservative and very conservative.

    “We ask students in 368 law schools and compare school to school,” Franek said. “Compared to other schools BYU has consistently been on this list.”

    For the competitive category, students are asked about the number of hours they study outside class, hours of sleep they get nightly and the number of hours they believe their peers in the school study outside class.

    “It is partially about their experience and partially their perception of others,” Franek said. “It speaks directly to their academic experience.”

    On average, 107 students at each law school and 64 students at each business school were surveyed for the lists in the books’ 2013 editions. The survey is annual and students can fill it out throughout the school year at princetonreview.com .

    TOP FIVE BUSINESS SCHOOLS RANKED MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY





    23/09/2017

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    The Best AACSB Online MBA Programs #online #mba #rankings

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    Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA Programs

    If you are seeking an online MBA, choosing an AACSB-accredited business school is a wise decision. AACSB accreditation is an internationally-recognized mark of excellence in business education. Fewer than 10% of all online MBA programs in the United States are AACSB-accredited.

    The future is bright for graduates of MBA programs. Recent data from the Graduate Management Admission Council reveals the demand for business school graduates is expected to climb upward. Over 90% of companies surveyed plan to hire an MBA graduate, and the median salary for MBA grads will be right around $100,000!

    But, an AACSB online MBA can come with a hefty price tag—as high as $104,000! GetEducated compared the cost of 185 MBA programs from 111 AACSB-accredited online schools. Our rankings reveal the most affordable AACSB online MBA programs in the US allowing you to get the highest caliber education for a community college price.

    Average Cost (In-state): $37,022.07
    Least Expensive: Fayetteville State University

    $ 6,558.00
    Most Expensive: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    We use fact-based, data-driven research to create a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. Our rankings cannot be bought, allowing anyone interested in an AACSB online MBA to see what schools offer the most affordable programs. The AACSB online MBA programs listed above the red dividing line are official 2016 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

    Best AACSB Online MBA Programs

    Rankings Note: These online MBA rankings are based on a Spring 2016 distance learning survey of AACSB accredited or accredited university candidates which offer online master’s in Business Administration. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection (Spring 2016) and reflect part-time attendance rates. Profiles for each distance degree in the Get Educated online college directory may reflect slightly different costs based on a different update schedule.

    The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire AACSB online MBA and typically reflects the most affordable, cheapest distance degree program. Factors such as transfer credits at entrance, prerequisite online course requirements, and financial aid will affect your final purchase price.

    Editorial Note: Colleges NEVER pay to be included in the Get Educated online MBA rankings. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any AACSB accredited university which offers a degree that is delivered at least 75% at a distance and open to the public. There is no cost to use the Get Educated Best Buy award seals, should your degree appear on these rankings.

    If your online university is AACSB accredited and not currently surveyed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each affordability ranking list is calculated every two years. The next online MBA rankings will be undertaken Spring 2018.

    To see affordability rankings of the best online colleges for other business master’s degree programs, check out the following lists:

    These affordable online MBA rankings may NOT be re-posted online or reprinted in any format without a license from GetEducated.com, Get Educated, Inc. (TM). Consumer finance bloggers and editors, contact our editors for a free custom article on the best AACSB online MBA programs for use on your website. Our mission: Help consumers Get Educated® about the best online colleges for cost and credibility.

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    22/09/2017

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    MSc Science Communication at Imperial College London on #masters, #masters #admissions,

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    AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – 2 Awards

    The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Science Communication, under the specific subject area of Journalism and Publishing studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

    Application Procedure

    Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

    Further Information

    AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – Single Award

    The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Communication, under the specific subject area of Museum Studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

    Application Procedure

    Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication Group administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area, and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    Candidates normally require a good Honours degree in a scientific or science-related subject from a UK or equivalent overseas university or college of higher education

    Course Fees

    To find up-to-date information on our fees please visit our Student Finance page (View Website )

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    07/09/2017

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    14/03/2017

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