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Benefits of Alteplase Outweigh Risks (BBC News / MHRA)

Summary The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) review into the safety of alteplase, the thrombolytic (clot-busting) drug for the treatment of strokes, has concluded that alteplase is “safe and effective”. The expert working group of the UK’s Commission … Continue reading

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Stroke Mortality and Weekend Working (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary A recent study indicates that stroke survival is associated with the number of nurses available at weekends, but not the frequency of doctors’ ward rounds. The importance of the so-called “weekend effect” is widely recognised across many areas of … Continue reading

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Recent Guidelines of Relevance to Elderly Care

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Recent NICE Guidelines NICE (2012). Alteplase for treating acute ischaemic stroke (review of technology appraisal guidance 122). Manchester: … Continue reading

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