Category Archives: International

Research involving non-UK agencies and/or international bodies. Includes both foreign and UK non-English e.g. Scottish, Welsh etc.

Review of Feeding Support for Hospitalised Adults at Risk of Under-Nourishment (Cochrane Database)

Summary A systematic review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of nutritional support for improving clinical outcomes in hospitalised adult patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition. It was already known that roughly 30% of patients in Western European hospitals … Continue reading

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Further Research Backs Speculation Linking the Immune System and Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Further evidence has emerged suggesting that malfunctioning in the body’s immune system may contribute to the development and progression of Parkinson’s Disease. T-cells appear to attack alpha-synuclein – a protein which accumulates in Parkinson’s Disease – after confusing this … Continue reading

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Reducing Under-Usage of Medications (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A meta-analysis investigating the impact of pharmaceutical care interventions for medication underuse in older people has shown that such interventions, including medication reviews, can reduce medication under-use in older people. Full Text Link Reference Meid, AD. Lampert, A. [and] … Continue reading

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Estimated Prevalence of Elder Abuse in the Community: a Global Assessment (Lancet Global Health)

Summary A systematic review and meta-analysis examining elder abuse prevalence in community settings across 28 countries identified a pooled prevalence rate of 15.7% for overall elder abuse. The rates were 11.6% for psychological abuse, 6.8% for financial abuse, 4.2% for … Continue reading

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National Diabetes Week 2017 (NHS England / NEJM / NHS Choices)

Summary National Diabetes Week falls between June 11th 2017 to June 17th 2017. To mark this event NHS England has released a short animation for the general public offering basic advice, and promoting the Diabetes Prevention Programme and Healthier You. … Continue reading

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Aspirin: Stomach Bleeds Risk for Over-75s (BBC News / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary Persons aged over 75 taking daily aspirin following a stroke or heart attack are at higher risk of stomach bleeds than thought previously. The benefits of low dose aspirin still outweigh the risks, even in this age group. Co-prescription … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Disease: a Blood Test “Speedometer”? (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Early research shows promise that a protein biomarker in the blood, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), which is released from damaged brain cells in Huntington’s Disease, may be the basis for a blood test able to predict whether people … Continue reading

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