Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Xingshun Qi

General Hospital of Northern Theater Command

Dr. Qi's research interests include the clinical researches in the etiology, diagnosis and management of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension (portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome), and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has served as an editor for Annals of Hepatology, Gastroenterology Research and Practice, BioMed Research International and the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is a former member of The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver and EASL.


Pathogenesis Pharmacogenetics Thrombosis Atrial Fibrillation Vitamin K Antagonist Warfarin Heparin Direct Oral Anticoagulants Prevention Treatment Complications Prognosis

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About the book

Nowadays, anticoagulants are the mainstay drugs for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism and have been widely employed in our clinical practice. There is a dramatic advance from the experimental and clinical evidence regarding the use of anticoagulants during recent years.

This book project entitled "Anticoagulants" primarily aims to collect a series of chapters regarding mechanisms and clinical applications of anticoagulants as well as detailed descriptions of various types of anticoagulants. When talking about specific mechanisms, the topics include, but are not limited to animal study, pathogenesis, pharmacogenetics, etc. Clinical applications range from monitoring the efficacy and safety of anticoagulants, prophylactic and therapeutic values of anticoagulants, management of complications related to the use of anticoagulants, outcomes of patients with venous thromboembolism receiving anticoagulants, etc. Today, current knowledge regarding specific drugs is directed towards the use of traditional and new anticoagulants, such as vitamin K antagonist (i.e. warfarin), heparin (i.e. unfractionated heparin and low molecular weight heparin), and direct oral anticoagulants (i.e. rivaroxaban).

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 5th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: February 1st 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 22nd 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: June 21st 2022

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About the editor

Xingshun Qi

General Hospital of Northern Theater Command

Dr. Xingshun Qi obtained his medical doctoral degree at the Fourth Military Medical University and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area, China. Currently, he is a deputy director at the Department of Gastroenterology at General Hospital of Northern Theater Command (formerly General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area). His major research interests are the management of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension (especially portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome), and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has edited six English-language books and serves as an associate editor for BMC Gastroenterology, an academic editor for the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and an advisory editorial member of Advances in Therapy. His H-index is 37 with 4467 citations to date.

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