The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these:
New Drug NA-1 Could Reduce Stroke Risk of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
New drug to “stop stroke surgery damage”. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, October 8th 2012.
This refers to:
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Hill, MD. Martin, RH. [and] Mikulis, D. [et al] (2012). Safety and efficacy of NA-1 in patients with iatrogenic stroke after endovascular aneurysm repair (ENACT): a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurology, November 2012, Vol.11(11), pp.942-950. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Low-Dose Aspirin for Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Women with High Cardiovascular Risk?
Aspirin may curb memory loss in elderly women. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, October 4th 2012.
This refers to:
Kern, S. Skoog, I. [and] Ostling, S. [et al] (2012). Does low-dose acetylsalicylic acid prevent cognitive decline in women with high cardiovascular risk? A 5-year follow-up of a non-demented population-based cohort of Swedish elderly women. BMJ Open, October 3rd 2012, Vol.2(5), pii: e001288. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].