Monthly Archives: January 2014

Integrated Care for Older People with Complex Needs: International Case Studies (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report compares evidence from case studies from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, UK and United States to discover generalisable conclusions. Models vary. The underlying similarities and international differences between various programmes for delivering integrated … Continue reading

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DDT (Pesticide): Potential Link with Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / JAMA Neurology)

Summary Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was used commonly after WW2, may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research published in JAMA Neurology. Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, statistically, had four times more residual DDT lingering in … Continue reading

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CQC Monitoring of the Mental Health Act (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The number of people in England detained under the Mental Health Act has risen by 12% during the past five years, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Mental Health Act was used over 50,000 times to detain patients … Continue reading

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Local Interventions to Reduce Health Inequalities (British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Summary This document is a collection of opinions from leading social scientists on how to reduce health inequalities. Each article presents the evidence base for a particular area, and identifies the policy interventions which local authorities could introduce to improve … Continue reading

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Eldest Age Group’s Ambulance Trips to Accident and Emergency Rising Disproportionately (BBC News)

Summary The number of over-90s taken to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% over the past three years, rising from approximately 165,910 in 2009-10 to 300,370 during 2012-13.  Overall 999 trips to A&Es, for all age-groups, rose by 11% … Continue reading

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Bapineuzumab Trials Results in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (New England Journal of Medicine)

Summary Bapineuzumab is an anti-amyloid-beta monoclonal antibody, which had shown promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Two double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trials have been conducted, involving 2204 patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. One trial involved 1121 carriers of … Continue reading

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Solanezumab Trials Results for Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (New England Journal of Medicine)

Summary Solanezumab is a monoclonal antibody which binds soluble amyloid preferentially and had shown some promise of promoting better clearance of amyloid-beta from the brain in pre-clinical studies. Two placebo controlled trials (EXPEDITION 1 and EXPEDITION 2) of 1012 and … Continue reading

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