Category Archives: Pharmacological Treatments

MATCH-D: Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health Conditions in Dementia (Internal Medicine Journal / BMJ Open)

Summary The Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health conditions in Dementia (MATCH-D) criteria were developed to provide consensus guidance on the use of medications for people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Page, AT. Potter, K. Clifford, RM. [et al] … Continue reading

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Historic Reduction in the Use of Antipsychotics for BPSD in UK General Practice? (Drug Safety)

Summary Data from 111,346 patients with dementia but without a concomitant diagnosis of psychosis indicates that prescribing of certain categories of antipsychotic drugs did reduce from 8.9% in 2001 to 1.4% in 2014. At face value, this reduction in inappropriate … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease in Adults: Updated Guidance (NICE / BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recently released an updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s Disease in patients aged over 18 years. This guidance updates and replaces their earlier “NG35 – Parkinson’s disease in … Continue reading

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Funding for Research and Innovation in Health and Social Care (Department of Health / AHSNs / NHS Digital / MRC / UKRI)

Summary The government has announced new funding of up to £86 million for UK firms to develop and test new technologies in the NHS. This development is a follow-up to the Accelerated Access Review (AAR). This initiative for more rapid … Continue reading

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Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism (STOMP) Campaign (NHS England / Royal College of Psychiatrists / BPS)

Summary Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, has written to raise awareness about the over-medication of people with learning disabilities or autism, on the first anniversary of the Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism … Continue reading

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Structure of Tau Filaments in Alzheimer’s Disease Discovered (MRC / BBC News / Nature / NHS Choices)

Summary Research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology has taken advantage of a “resolution revolution” in microscopy to uncover the atomic structure of Tau filaments (one of the two types of the abnormal tangles associated with Alzheimer’s Disease). “Tau forms … Continue reading

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Perioperative Care of Patients With Neurological Conditions (Health Service Insights)

Summary A US review covers the peri-operative care of patients with neurological conditions. It examines, in particular, aspects of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for persons with conditions including delirium, stroke, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, and Parkinson Disease. Full Text … Continue reading

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