Tag Archives: Atrial Fibrillation

Lower Cognitive Impairment / Dementia With Oral Anticoagulants For Atrial Fibrillation (European Heart Journal / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Swedish researchers have discovered that anticoagulant treatment for atrial fibrillation is associated with a 29% lower risk of dementia. “The risk of dementia is higher without oral anticoagulant treatment in patients with AF. This suggests that early initiation of … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities in Stroke Prevention (University of Birmingham / PLoS Medicine / European Journal of Neurology)

Summary Analysis of the records of UK patients who suffered a stroke indicates that over half of people who should have received drugs to prevent strokes had not been prescribed such medicines. Full Text Link Reference Research suggests ‘missed opportunities’ … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous International Care of the Elderly-Related Guidelines

James, PA. Oparil, S. [and] Carter, BL. [et al] (2014). 2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA. February 5th 2014; … Continue reading

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Switch From Aspirin to Blood-Thinning Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that doctors should prescribe newer blood-thinning drugs, rather than aspirin, to treat atrial fibrillation in order to decrease the risk of stroke. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Various Topics

Some of these articles may be available freely. Access to the full-text of the other articles requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. Mental Health Regan, B. Varanelli, L. (2013). Adjustment, depression, and anxiety in mild cognitive … Continue reading

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NICE Eyes on Evidence: Cumulative Index 2013 (NICE Evidence)

Summary The NICE Evidence‘s Eyes on Evidence service covers significant new evidence across a range of topics. Here is an alphabetical list of the items, which have appeared so far this year, of broad interest to readers of this information … Continue reading

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